The U.S. military service has announced an extensive schedule for troops to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and what can be expected to happen otherwise.
Army officials said Tuesday that all active forces would be fully vaccinated by December 15 and reserves and National Guard would be fully vaccinated by June 30. Guidelines.
“Soldiers who refuse the vaccine will initially receive counseling from the chain of command and health care providers, but failure to comply may result in administrative or non-judicial penalties such as reduced work or discharge from service. There is sex. “
Possible results will vary slightly depending on the role. Army commanders, master sergeants, first sergeants, and officers on track for future command missions, who refuse vaccination and face suspension and release from mission if not exempt. Soldiers of all ranks who are not in command can receive general reprimand orders. It will either be removed from the file the next time it is transferred or placed in a persistent file, which can affect future allocations and promotions.
The Army is the last service to issue guidelines after the Pentagon announced last month that it would require active military personnel to be vaccinated.
The Navy and Marines have already informed their ranks and files that their vaccination clocks are ticking.
All active Air Force units must be fully vaccinated by 2 November, and Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command must be fully vaccinated by 2 December. I received at least one vaccination from 65.2% last month.
Active seafarers and marines must be fully vaccinated within 90 days from August 30th, while reserve Navy personnel must comply within 120 days. According to the Navy’s plans, refusal without an approved exemption could result in administrative action.
All Navy coronavirus deaths were in a fully immunized army. One was partially vaccinated.
Military vaccination rates are already higher than in many other parts of the country, but the military, like many other vaccines, requires commanders to be almost in full compliance and is ready to inoculate everyone. I am afraid that I will not be able to do it.
According to Pentagon data, the percentage of all service members who received at least one vaccination has risen from 76% to 83% since the Pentagon mandated coronavirus vaccination last month.
“This is literally a matter of life and death for our soldiers, their families, and the communities in which we live,” said Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, Surgeon General of the Army, in a news release. “As the Delta variant spreads, cases and deaths continue to be a concern, which makes protecting troops through compulsory vaccination a priority for the health and readiness of the entire Army. “