COVID vaccine mandate for Canadian military eased

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OTTAWA –


Defence chief Gen. Wayne Eyre says the military will press forward with plans to kick out dozens of unvaccinated troops regardless of adjustments to its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.


Eyre unveiled the brand new vaccine coverage saying the earlier requirement protecting all Canadian Armed Forces personnel will probably be scaled again.


Vaccines will now not be a compulsory prerequisite for all of these serving in uniform, and necessities will as an alternative be based mostly on the roles and duties of particular person service members.


But Eyre says service members who had been already advised to go away the military due to their refusal to get vaccinated will nonetheless be launched.


Eyre says in an interview with The Canadian Press that personnel are anticipated to observe orders and their refusal to get vaccinated raises questions on their suitability to serve.


The Department of National Defence says round 300 Armed Forces members had been ordered to hold up their uniforms after refusing to get vaccinated, whereas one other 100 have stop voluntarily.


This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 14, 2022.

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