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In Texas’ most recent legal challenge targeting federal vaccination mandates, Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration his last order Health workers must be given the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Biden government enacted an emergency ordinance that went into effect November 4th requiring eligible health care workers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to have their first vaccination with a two-dose or one-time vaccine by December -Get vaccine. 6th
Paxton called the mandate “an unprecedented federal vaccine decree” for health care workers.
“At a time when we need healthcare workers more than ever, the Biden administration has given this illegal vaccine mandate priority over healthcare to all Americans in the face of a staggering labor shortage,” Paxton said in a statement Monday evening. “We need health workers regardless of their vaccination status, and this decision puts us on the right track for an impending disaster in the health industry.”
Paxton’s lawsuit comes days after he sued the Biden government over another COVID-19 vaccination rule that orders large companies to vaccinate their employees or have their employees regularly tested for the virus. Last month, Paxton filed a separate lawsuit against the Biden government over its coronavirus vaccine mandate for state contractors.