More than 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine given to military personnel despite high opt-out rate – U.S. – Stripes

Many of the Defense Department personnel opting out of receiving the coronavirus vaccine are doing so because they believe individuals at higher risk of complications from the disease should be vaccinated first, the director of the Defense Health Agency said Friday.Speaking to reporters during a conference call while visiting Hawaii medical facilities, Lt. Gen. Ronald Place said that roughly a third of military personnel are declining to be immunized. Others are reluctant because there are no studies on long-term effects of the new vaccines, he said.

Source: More than 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine given to military personnel despite high opt-out rate – U.S. – Stripes

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