Congress on track to scrap Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in defense bill

More than 8,400 U.S. military members have separated for refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine, according to Defense Department

By: - December 7, 2022 12:07 pm
A United States Marine prepares to receive the Moderna coronavirus vaccine

In this file photo, a United States Marine prepares to receive the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at Camp Hansen on April 28, 2021, in Kin, Japan. A United States military vaccination program aiming to inoculate all service personnel and their families against COVID-19 coronavirus was under way on Japan’s southernmost island of Okinawa, home to around 30,000 US troops and one of the largest U.S. Marine contingents outside of mainland U.S.A. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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