Secretary of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Service Members

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After careful consultation with medical experts and military leaders, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for service members to protect the health and readiness of the force.

The memo directs the secretaries of the military departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the department on active duty or in the Guard or Reserve, who aren’t yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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