Abbott issues order prohibiting vaccine mandates Posted in: News Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order maintaining the prohibition of COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Texas. The order, issued Aug. 25, prohibits any government entity in the State of Texas to require a vaccine. “Vaccine requirements and exemptions have historically been determined by the legislature and their involvement is ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!