US Department of Defense> Press Release” title=”Statement by Jamal Brown, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary,”/>
“In accordance with guidelines issued today by the President, all military and civilian personnel in the DoD will be required to certify their immunization status. Personnel unable or unwilling to do so will be required to wear a mask, keep a physical distance, comply with a regular testing requirement, and be subject to official travel restrictions.
Secretary Austin will also begin consulting with our medical professionals, as well as the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to determine how and when to make recommendations to the President regarding the addition of COVID-19 vaccines to the full list of requirements. for military personnel.
“In the meantime, we continue to provide vaccines to our staff and their families around the world. And we will continue to adapt our protocols to the local conditions of the communities in which we serve.
“COVID-19 remains a significant and evolving threat to the security of our country. The rise of the Delta variant and the speed at which it spreads make these additional protective efforts all the more vital to protect our force and the nation we defend.
“Vaccines remain the best and most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID, including the Delta variant. “