Sep 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Deadlines for troops to be vaccinated against COVID announced

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The four U.S. military branches have set deadlines for when service members need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's announcement last month that the Pentagon is mandating the shot for troops.

Driving the news: The U.S. Army has imposed a Dec. 15 deadline for all active-duty service members and a June 30 deadline for National Guard service members, the Army said in a press release Tuesday.

  • The U.S Airforce earlier this month announced a Nov. 2 deadline for active-duty service members. Others are required to be inoculated by Dec. 2.
  • The U.S Navy and Marine Corps had also imposed a Nov. 28 deadline for active-duty service members to be fully vaccinated. Reserve members have until Dec. 28.
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