Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

Pentagon ditches COVID vaccine mandate for troops

0

The Pentagon is formally dropping a controversial COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops, according to a memo from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. 

President Joe Biden signed a defense policy bill just before Christmas that included a provision cleared by the House and the Senate to repeal the administration’s military vaccine mandate.

The National Defense Authorization Act terminated the COVID-19 vaccine for military members but did not reinstate those who were discharged or had their benefits cut for refusing the vaccine. Reinstatement has become a priority for some Republicans who said the strict mandate is among the reasons why military recruitment is at an all-time low.

The legislation gave Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin 30 days to rescind the vaccine mandate. The Defense Department had already stopped all related personnel actions, such as discharging troops who refused the vaccine.

VERMONT SEN. BERNIE SANDERS ASKS MODERNA TO NOT RAISE THE PRICE OF ITS COVID-19 VACCINE

“The Department will continue to promote and encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all service members,” Austin said in the memo. “Vaccination enhances operational readiness and protects the force.”

Austin’s…

Read the full article here

Disclaimer: This report is auto-generated from the various news services (RSS Feeds). pressenachrichten.com holds no responsibility for its content.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.