Army Sets COIVD Vaccine Deadline For U.S. Servicemen

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Four branches of the U.S. armed forces have announced COVID vaccination deadlines under a Pentagon mandate to jab the entire military, with the army becoming the latest to set the date.

According to the statement released by the U.S. Army Public Affairs on Tuesday, 485,900 active-duty servicemen are expected to be fully vaccinated by December 15, 2021 ,and 189,800 Reserve members and 336,000 of those who serve in the National Guard should get the shot by June 30, 2022.

The servicemen may choose to get whichever vaccine approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Commenting on the decision, Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, said:

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