National Guard who refuse to get vaccinated could lose funding- Pentagon chief

The Pentagon made the vaccine mandatory for all service members in August and the vast majority of active-duty troops have received at least one dose. Austin's move, which was laid out in a memo seen by Reuters, comes a day after he rejected a request by the Oklahoma governor to exempt National Guard troops from a military wide vaccine mandate. The deadline for National Guard troops varies by the different services they are in.


Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 01-12-2021 02:34 IST | Created: 01-12-2021 02:34 IST
National Guard who refuse to get vaccinated could lose funding- Pentagon chief
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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday that the Pentagon will not fund National Guard troops who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Pentagon made the vaccine mandatory for all service members in August and the vast majority of active-duty troops have received at least one dose.

Austin's move, which was laid out in a memo seen by Reuters, comes a day after he rejected a request by the Oklahoma governor to exempt National Guard troops from a military wide vaccine mandate. The deadline for National Guard troops varies by the different services they are in.

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