US military introduces mandatory vaccination for soldiers

For soldiers of the US armed forces, a vaccination against the corona virus should apply by September 15 at the latest. That came out on Monday from a letter from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. If the vaccinations were to get regular approval from the responsible US agency FDA beforehand, the mandatory vaccination could be introduced earlier, said Austin.

More than 1.3 million servicemen and women serve in the US armed forces, of which around 1.05 million are already fully vaccinated, according to data from the Pentagon.