The Pentagon is requiring members of the U.S. military to get vaccinated against coronavirus, a defense official has confirmed to Fox News.
All military troops will have until September 15 to get vaccinated, according to a memo first reported by The Associated Press. It could be even sooner depending on developments regarding vaccine approval or the spread of COVID-19.
“I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon [FDA approval] whichever comes first,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in the memo, expected to go out to troops on Monday.
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