Texas Universities Have Billions at Stake in Deciding Whether To Require COVID-19 Vaccines for Employees

There are billions of dollars in funding for Texas universities riding on whether schools require COVID-19 vaccination for employees.

In early September, President Joe Biden created a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal employees and contractors with a deadline of Dec. 8 to become fully vaccinated.

“We have the tool to combat COVID-19,” Biden said during his announcement of the requirement. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”

Like airline and defense companies, universities have federal contracts.

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