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7:29 PM BST
Joe Biden acclaimed Minister of Defence Lloyd Austin for taking steps to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for members of the US military starting next month.
“I strongly support Secretary Austin’s message to the Force today about the Department of Defense’s plan to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required vaccinations for our service members by mid-September,” the president said in a statement. a new statement.
7:11 pm BST
Minister of Defence lloyd austin asks the president for approval to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for all members of the US military by next month.
In a message to service members today, Austin noted that: Joe Biden had asked him to consider how and when coronavirus vaccines could be added to the military’s list of mandatory vaccinations. The Secretary of Defense has since consulted with senior Pentagon leaders and health experts about the best timeline for the new policy.