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U.S. Army To Immediately Discharge Soldiers Who Refuse To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

U.S. Army To Immediately Discharge Soldiers Who Refuse To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

United States (U.S.) soldiers who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine will be immediately discharged, the U.S. Army said on Wednesday, saying the move was critical to maintaining combat readiness.

The Army’s order applies to regular Army soldiers, active-duty Army reservists and cadets unless they have approved or pending exemptions, it said in a statement.

The discharge order is the latest from a U.S. military branch removing unvaccinated service members amid the pandemic after the Pentagon made the vaccine mandatory for all service members in August 2021.

The vast majority of all active-duty troops have received at least one dose. Roughly 79 uniformed military personnel across the different services have died from the novel coronavirus. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said:

Army readiness depends on soldiers who are prepared to train, deploy, fight and win our nation’s wars. Unvaccinated soldiers present risk to the force and jeopardize readiness.

Other branches of the U.S. military, including the U.S. Air Force, have already begun to remove those who have chosen not to receive COVID vaccines, which were first authorized for emergency use in December 2020.

There has been reluctance in some quarters, worldwide, to take the vaccine amid scepticism over its efficacy.

More: Reuters – Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Mark porter

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Vybs 3 months ago

Ioking for some1in Harare knows when can l got smart soup

Vybs 3 months ago

Inking for some1in Harare knows when can l got smart soup

Sangoma 3 months ago

Baiwai makanyarara mhani

Godaz 3 months ago

Vaccine haiuraye iyi,only dandaheads think kuti rikabayiwa is there to boost your antibodies so that they will overpower the virus when you get contact.

V*D 3 months ago

Kwedu wakuita moonlighting vakabuda even varipo. Lets hope they're sure about gigs


Lamar 3 months ago

Of course it's voluntary but you'll be putting other's at risk at work

BlackBear 3 months ago

i think you guys should really search on google " how covid vaccines work" make sure its in simple english also for your own understanding...dont hate on me

Mafirakureva 3 months ago

i knew a guy akatora vakisini iyoyo but then he contracted Covid and died within days so i wonder kuti inombonyatsobatsirei vakisini yavo iyi. the way i see it, as long as there is profit involved, there will always be lack of transparency from "big pharma" about the true nature of these medicines.. munhu ngaangotora ma protective measures pese paanenge ari - wash your hand regularly + mask up at all times outdoors.. some of us aren't even "vaccinated" but we have never contracted Covid

Jombo 3 months ago

@Village chief usangoita nharo nezvinhu zviri pachena iwe proves kuti hauna kumbobvira wakaita Biology kuXul

Village Chief 3 months ago

"putting others at risk.." Really? You can still contract the deadly virus even if you're vaxed...

Village Chief 3 months ago

Getting a covid jab is supposed to be voluntary.

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