The Biden Administration appears to be pressing vaccine mandates on private companies far harder than its own armed services.
The majority of soldiers and civilians in the Army Reserve have not received any Covid-19 vaccinations, according to reserve’s own internal data.
As of Sept. 20, fewer than 35 percent of the 183,000 members of the reserve were fully vaccinated, according to a screenshot with details of Covid vaccinations by unit. Another 4 percent had received a single dose, while 2 percent – about 4,000 people – had already received vaccine exemptions.
In several large units, not even one out of four people was fully vaccinated. The 412th Theater Engineer Command, headquartered in Mississippi, had the lowest vaccination rate of all, under 20 percent.
The Army Reserve has set a deadline of June 30, 2022 for vaccinations for its force – more than six months later than most private companies that have imposed vaccine mandates on their employees.
The active-duty Army has set a deadline of Dec. 15, again later than many private companies.