I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon licensure by the Food and Drug Administration, whichever comes first. — Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III
I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon licensure by the Food and Drug Administration, whichever comes first. — Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III
Pentagon moves to mandate Covid-19 vaccine for active duty military members
"I want you to know that I will seek the President's approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensure, whichever comes first," it adds.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley will also communicate a related message to the troops.


... While it was clear this was the path Biden wanted to pursue, the process is complicated, given the President must sign a waiver ordering it within the military if the vaccine does not have full approval from the FDA, according to a senior administration official.

Monday's memo from the Pentagon says vaccinations will be required starting in mid-September, according to the copy obtained by CNN. If no Covid-19 vaccine has full approval by then, Biden will sign the waiver that says members of the military do not have the right to refuse the coronavirus vaccine.
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