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Consolidated DOD Force Health Protection Guidance - Revision 4, Jan. 30, 2023

Amends Consolidated FHP Guidance - Revision 3, dated Aug. 29, 2022.

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DOD Rescinds COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, Jan. 10, 2023

Secretary Austin rescinded the Aug. 24, 2021 memorandum mandating that members of the Armed Forces under DOD authority be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the memorandum of Nov. 30, 2021, pertaining to the vaccination of National Guard and Reserve personnel.  This rescission requirement was established by the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.  Read the Release | Read the Memo

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