Members of the US armed forces will be vaccinated against coronavirus without fail. This is stated in a statement by the US Department of Defense, published on the official website of the Pentagon.
The order on mandatory vaccination of US army personnel was given by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The statement signed by the minister says about the immediate start of vaccination of all military personnel with vaccines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Currently, only one vaccine has been approved by this agency in the United States – a drug produced by the American company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. Now the United States ranks first in the number of cases of coronavirus infection and in the death rate from COVID-19.