US Soldiers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine Told They’ll Face PunishmentEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

U.S. Army members who don’t get a COVID-19 vaccine will be blocked from being promoted and could eventually be ousted from the service, according to a new memorandum from a top Army official. Soldiers who refuse to get vaccinated, as ordered to do so in September, will be “flagged,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said in a memo this week obtained by The Epoch Times. That means they can’t re-enlist, be promoted, apply for or receive tuition assistance, or be reassigned. The new guidance applies to soldiers who remain unvaccinated and have not received an exemption, or still have an exemption request pending. The Army has not approved a religious exemption request from vaccination requirements since at least 2019, according to recent court documents. It’s unclear how many have been granted temporary or permanent medical exemptions. Approximately 25,000 active-duty personnel remained unvaccinated as of Nov. 10. That’s about 6 percent of …Read More

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