Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., Sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, after reports that the army was receiving unlicensed shots from the Food and Drug Administration, challenging the defense and vaccine order.
Johnson said he is not yet fully licensed because “multiple sources” told his office “the Department of Defense’s (DOD) mandatory Covid-19 vaccines are not in compliance with Secretary of Defense Austin’s August 24, 2021 memo.”
Austin declared Military vaccine order In August, active duty troops were given the full vaccine until Dec. 15, and Reserve and National Guard service members, until June 30, with an FDA-approved vaccine.
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Johnson said the current Pfizer-BioTech vaccine is the only non-emergency FDA approved, but many reports currently suggest that “there is not enough approved vaccine available for distribution.”
The Wisconsin Republican questioned how the DOD handles its mandatory vaccination program, but requested information on how many service members have been given FDA-approved vaccines by the DOD.
Johnson requested the DOD to provide him with all the documents and guidelines about the vaccine order.
“The senator’s concerns are two
The spokesman said the vaccine mandate for service members and other professionals is at risk of exacerbating “severe labor shortages,” especially in health care settings.
“Vaccine orders will increase this deficit and collapse our health care system,” the spokesman said. “Reports on how orders can impair military preparedness should be relevant to every American, especially our commander-in-chief.”