There’s a lot to unpack here. First, we need to see that these vaccines would be mandated for the military under full approval. We know that on May 7, Pfizer, and on June 1, Moderna, applied for full approval from the FDA. Typically that process takes about 6 months to review data.⁴ We also know the hope is that more people who are hesitant might feel more comfortable if the vaccine was approved, thus increasing vaccine rates. However, there is still a portion of the population that remains hesitant and most likely won’t get the vaccine, even with approval.⁶ If the vaccines receive full approval, more organizations have the potential to mandate them.
Last month the FDA was approached by 27 concerned researchers, scientists, doctors, medical advocates, and professors asking for there to be a slow down toward full approval. With the EUA in place, there is access to the vaccine for those who want it and time to get the data needed to determine the long-term effects.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) took to Twitter this past Saturday:
I’ve been contacted by members of our voluntary military who say they will quit if the COVID vaccine is mandated.
I introduced HR 3860 to prohibit any mandatory requirement that a member of the Armed Forces receive a vaccination against COVID-19.
It now has 24 sponsors.⁷
Our service men and women protect our personal and national freedoms. We need to help them by protecting medical freedoms. Contact your US Representatives and Senators in reference to HR 3860. We need to help them have the same rights to informed consent that The Wellness Way will continue to fight for. We also need to let them know that it is too soon for full approval. Enough people have access, should they choose to accept the vaccine. In the meantime, more information is needed to truly make an informed, consensual decision.