Blue Star Families, a non-profit military advocacy organization conducted a baseline survey to gage how military families felt about taking a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. . The December 2020 survey found that a high percentage of U.S. Military are refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey indicated that military families have concerns about COVID-19 vaccine safety despite U. S. government and pharmaceutical companies claims. The NOI Research group posted a comment about the Military concerns on its twitter page @NOIResearch.
TheVaccineReaction.org wrote an article reporting on the findings in the Blue Star Families survey. According to the report 53 percent of U.S. military families say that they don’t want to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Almost three-quarters of those who did not want to get the vaccine cired there distrust of the development process or timeline” The COVID vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson were rushed through the normal process and are being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Last month USnews.com reported that there is a sizable number of the U.S. military who refuse to take the vaccine.. Thomas McCaffrey, the assistant secretary of defense for health affaiirs explained that the vaccine was voluntary because it had been approved by the FDA through an emergency authorization, and that was “the normal process. As long as COVID-19 vaccines are classified as EUA by the FDA and not fully licensed, the DoD cannot mandate it .
According to the Pentagon, U.S. troops responsible for national security and critical military functions are refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19. According to theVaccineReaction.org, AirForce Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs said that military personnel charged with manning the U.S nuclear weapons sites are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.
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