The US ordered mandatory vaccination against covid-19 for all military personnel

The United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, he indicated today that all members of the Armed Forces must be vaccinated against the coronavirus from September.

The official noted that inoculation will be imposed in all services before September 15, or even earlier if the drug from Pfizer or others obtain full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Meanwhile, the president Joe Biden He expressed that he “firmly” supports the measure by ruling that “these vaccines save lives.”

Austin said before the vaccination order is issued, the military “would also closely monitor infection rates, which are now increasing due to the delta variant, and the impact these rates could have on our preparedness.”

“I will not hesitate to act before or recommend a different course to the president if I feel the need to do so,” he remarked.

Because the vaccines have only had emergency approval, military commanders have so far not forced the troops to inject themselves.

More than half of the 2.5 million active duty and federal National Guard (reservist force) soldiers have been immunized, according to Pentagon statistics.

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