US Army to Discharge Soldiers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine

US Army to Discharge Soldiers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine US Army to Discharge Soldiers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine Preventative Medicine Services NCOIC Sergeant First Class Demetrius Roberson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a soldier at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 02 February 2022 10:37 AM

U.S. soldiers who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine will be immediately discharged, unless they have approved or pending exemptions, the U.S. Army said on Wednesday.

The order applies to regular Army soldiers, Army reservists on certain active duty and cadets, it said in a statement.