Here we go.
The Pentagon is officially requiring the US military to get the COVID vaccine.
BREAKING: Defense Secretary to mandate COVID vaccine for US military by Sept. 15https://t.co/2Jwm4xsDQa
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 9, 2021
The Pentagon is requiring members of the U.S. military to get vaccinated against coronavirus, a defense official has confirmed to Fox News.
All military troops will have until September 15 to get vaccinated, according to a memo first reported by The Associated Press. It could be even sooner depending on developments regarding vaccine approval or the spread of COVID-19.
“I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon [FDA approval] whichever comes first,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in the memo, expected to go out to troops on Monday.
“I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so,” Austin added. “To defend this Nation, we need a healthy and ready force.”
Here is the full memo:
INBOX: Full memo on COVID vaccinations of U.S. troops: "mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon the FDA licensure, whichever comes first." pic.twitter.com/Ahvb5R99aU
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