Pentagon Considering COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Military Personnel

The Pentagon announced on July 29 that it will soon begin internal discussions about making the COVID-19 vaccine a mandatory requirement for military personnel.

It comes hours after President Joe Biden said that he will ask the Department of Defense (DOD) to look into “how and when” it will mandate service members get the vaccine amid the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.

“The Department of Defense is moving quickly to meet President Biden’s commitment to defeat COVID-19, and that includes being able to ensure every member of our civilian and military workforce is protected,” Deputy Pentagon press secretary Jamal Brown said in a July 29 statement.

“In accordance with the guidance the President issued today, all military and civilian DoD personnel will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. Personnel unable or unwilling to do that will be required to wear a mask, physically distance, comply with a regular testing requirement and be subject to official travel restrictions.

“Secretary Austin will also begin consulting our medical professionals, as well as the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to determine how and when to make recommendations to the President with respect to adding the COVID-19 vaccines to the full list of requirements for military personnel.” – READ MORE