The US Air Force has laid off 27 people for refusing to receive a vaccine against the Corona virus, making them the first to be isolated for disobeying the vaccination order.
Air Force spokeswoman Anne Stefanik said that these are the first Air Force personnel to be administratively discharged for reasons related to the anti-coronavirus vaccine, explaining that the demobilized were all in the first enlistment period, so they were younger and lower rank.
She explained that it is not uncommon for military personnel to be fired for disobeying an order, “in the first three quarters of 2021, about 1,800 pilots were dismissed for not following orders.”
Earlier this year, the US Department of Defense required all members of the military, including active duty, National Guard and Reserve, to get the vaccine.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the vaccine is necessary to keep US forces healthy and able to respond to the national security crisis.
It is reported that members of the Navy and Marine Corps have until November 28 to receive the vaccine, and reservists have until December 28. Active duty soldiers have until Wednesday, and members of the Army National Guard and Reserve have the most time to vaccinate, until the June 30, 2022 deadline.
Source: the guardian