Ft. Benning commanding general gives military vaccine update
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Fort Benning is almost one week out from the December 15 deadline for all uniformed members of the Armed Forces to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Fort Benning’s commanding general says all active duty soldiers will meet that criteria, unless they have an approved medical, religious or administrative exemption.
As of last week, at least 92-percent of Fort Benning military personnel had started or completed the vaccination process.
In a statement sent to News Leader 9, Major General Patrick Donahoe said, “Fort Benning has made COVID-19 vaccines part of our normal medical readiness requirements and began mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations of soldiers.”
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