The US Military on Tuesday introduced all lively troopers should be vaccinated for the coronavirus by Dec. 15.
The event comes after the Pentagon final month stated all US army members could be required to obtain the COVID-19 jab following the Meals and Drug Administration full approval of the Pfizer vaccine.
“That is fairly actually a matter of life and demise for our Troopers, their households and the communities wherein we dwell,” Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, the U.S. Military Surgeon Normal, stated in an announcement.
“Case counts and deaths proceed to be regarding because the Delta variant spreads, which makes defending the pressure via necessary vaccination a well being and readiness precedence for the overall Military,” stated Dingle.
Troopers can request medical or non secular exemptions for the vaccine, the Military stated.
However troopers with out an authorized exemption who refuse to get vaccinated can face punishment, together with reduction of duties or discharge, in accordance with the Military.
Military Reserve and Nationwide Guard items have a later vaccination deadline of June 30.