ABC News: The army will immediately begin dismissing vaccination refusals.
The military services have adapted a thorough process to deal with individuals who refuse the vaccination, as well as those who request medical, administrative, or religious exemptions. On Wednesday, the Army announced that soldiers who refuse to receive the obligatory COVID-19 vaccination will be dismissed immediately, putting over 3,300 military members at a possibility of being discharged. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth issued the instruction, directing commanders to initiate involuntary separation proceedings against anyone who rejected the vaccinations and does not have a pending or authorized exemption.
“Unvaccinated soldiers present a risk to the force and jeopardize readiness. We will begin involuntary separation proceedings for soldiers who refuse the vaccine order and are not pending a final decision on an exemption,” she added. The order covers current-duty troops, reserves serving on active duty, and cadets at the Military Academy at West Point, its prepatory school, and ROTC. According to data released by the services, more than 650 Marines, airmen, and sailors have been kicked out of the military or dismissed from entry-level training at boot camps. More on the article by Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press can be viewed here
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