US Army requiring active-duty soldiers to get COVID-19 vaccine
(WHEC) — The U.S. Army announced Tuesday that all active-duty soldiers will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
U.S. Army soldiers should now be vaccinated by Dec. 15.
Army Reserve and National Guard units are to be fully vaccinated by June 30 of next year.
The #USArmy outlined its plan today to fully comply with the @SecDef‘s order requiring all Service members to be fully vaccinated against #COVID19.— U.S. Army (@USArmy) September 14, 2021
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In a statement, the Army surgeon general said it’s "a matter of life and death."
Service members can be exempt from being vaccinated if they have a legitimate medical, religious, or administrative reason.