Pentagon chief says Covid-19 vaccines will be MANDATORY for US military by September 15 – or sooner if they get FDA approval

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from RT:

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he will seek White House permission to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for all members of the military by mid-September or when the jabs get regulatory approval, whichever comes first.

“I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon” their licensing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “whichever comes first,” Austin said in a memo to all members of the US military on Monday, previewed by AP.

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I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so. To defend this Nation, we need a healthy and ready force,” he added.

The three Covid-19 vaccines – made by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, respectively – recognized by the US government have been authorized for emergency use. Without full FDA approval, Austin would need a waiver from the White House to make them mandatory, which explains the five-week notice.

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