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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Power on Monday mentioned 27 service members had been discharged for refusing to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, the primary active-duty troops believed to have been eliminated for declining the vaccine.
The Pentagon made the vaccine necessary for all service members in August and the overwhelming majority of active-duty troops have acquired not less than one dose.
Ann Stefanek, a spokeswoman for the Air Power, mentioned the troops got an opportunity to elucidate why they’d refused to get vaccinated, however none of them got exemptions.
About 97% of Air Power personnel are vaccinated in opposition to the virus, a quantity far greater than the final U.S. inhabitants. The Air and House power has about 326,000 lively responsibility personnel.
In complete, 79 uniformed army personnel throughout the totally different companies have died from the coronavirus.
America on Sunday reached 800,000 coronavirus-related deaths, in line with a Reuters tally, because the nation braces for a possible surge in infections attributable to extra time spent indoors with colder climate and the extremely transmissible Omicron variant of the virus.
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