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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin questioning the Department of Defense's vaccine mandate after receiving reports that troops were receiving shots not licensed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Johnson said that "multiple sources" have told his office that "the Department of Defense’s (DoD) mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may not be in accordance with Secretary of Defense Austin’s August 24, 2021 memorandum" because they are yet to receive "full licensure" from the FDA.
Austin announced the military vaccine mandate in August, giving active duty troops until Dec. 15 and Reserve and National Guard service members until June 30 to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine.
Johnson noted that currently the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one with non-emergency FDA approval, yet multiple reports indicate that there currently is not "sufficient approved vaccine available for distribution" to all of those eligible for t... (Read more)
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