Texas receives preliminary injunction, prevents vaccine mandate for health care employees

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FILE – In this file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday afternoon that the state of Texas has received a “preliminary injunction” preventing a vaccine mandate for health care employees.

According to a news release, Paxton states that this injunction stops the federal government from imposing mandates on employees of Medicaid and Medicare providers and suppliers.

“This is a win for liberty. The federal government does not have the ability to make health decisions for hard-working Americans,” Paxton said in the release. “These unconstitutional mandates have no place in our country, and they are not welcomed here in Texas.” 

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