One-third of the U.S. military is in fact declining to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Pentagon officials. They said this on Wednesday. Ironically, this is despite vast Corona Virus infection levels in the forces.
One-Third is a High Refusal Rate
In a Congressional hearing, Major General Jeff Taliaferro said there’s a high refusal rate among soldiers. Moreover, the U.S. Defense Department has gone on to classify COVID-19 vaccines as optional. This is because they have yet to receive the entire approval from the Federal Drug Administration. Thank God! These soldiers are smart and thinkers! They won’t “drink the Kool-Aid” propaganda of the media!
One-Third: Figures Based on Early Data
“In fact, there are acceptance rates are somewhere in the two-thirds territory,” said Taliaferro, emphasizing that the figure is basing on “very early data”.
John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said that there was no detailed military-wide data on vaccinations, however, he said there’s more than 916,500 had been given so far.
The Military is in Synch With the General Public Regarding Vaccinations
Moreover, Kirby has said the bar of refusal is on par with the public in general. “Moreover, the acceptance rates of American society mirroring by the military,” Kirby said to reporters.
Military, National Guard Pushing Vaccinations
The U.S. military and National Guard have picked by the government to coordinate and help vaccinate the general public people. More than 1 million members of the military will receive vaccine shot by the end of this week, according to Kirby. Uniformed personnel receives the most standard vaccinations that are mandatory by the Pentagon. The COVID-19 vaccines can be put upon people, they are only approving on an emergency basis, Kirby said. “Making mandatory them for our troops and their families, there is a real limit, legally, that we have to have.”