It is mandatory to vaccinate the U.S. military against COVID-19.
According to the Washington Post, the Pentagon requires active and reserve military personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This is after the Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine this week.
According to @cnn reports, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in a memo: “After careful consultation with medical experts and military leadership, with the support of the President, I decided to compulsorily inoculate COVID- 19) Vaccines are necessary to protect the troops and defend the American people,” he wrote.
He added: “In order to defend this country, we need a healthy and prepared force.”
Austin also stated that he is instructing military services to “immediately begin full vaccination” of the armed forces, reserves and even the National Guard.
It also pointed out that the military “should set an ambitious implementation timetable.”
According to @ap, data from the Pentagon shows that more than 800,000 service personnel have not yet been vaccinated.
Those who refuse to be vaccinated will have to sit with their leaders and doctors to “discuss the risks that their opposition will bring to troops, troops, and their teammates.”
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