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SPC Nancy Greene
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Interesting Information PVT Joshua Blotzer.
(A good number of Active Duty personnel I know don’t want the vaccine. These individuals do not fit into the demographics mentioned in this article.)
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PVT Joshua Blotzer
PVT Joshua Blotzer
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The study doesn't actually say anything about the number of active duty personnel who don't want the vaccine. It's only comparing the number of people who have received it to the total population of active duty personnel without looking at who/how many have declined to get it or the reasons why the vaccine hasn't been received by others.
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SMSgt David A Asbury
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And who is doing the studies?
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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SMSgt David A Asbury that’s a great question! The article only stated the report was ‘done’ by the ‘Acting’ Secretary of Defense.
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PVT Joshua Blotzer
PVT Joshua Blotzer
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SMSgt David A Asbury SPC Nancy Greene Here is the list of authors involved in the study:
- Michael A. Lang, MD (Maj, MC, USAF)
- Shauna Stahlman, PhD, MPH
- Natalie Y. Wells, MD, MPH (CAPT, MC, USN)
- Alyssa A. Fedgo, MPH
- Deven M. Patel, PhD, MPH
- Aparna Chauhan, PhD, MPH
- James D. Mancuso, MD, DrPH, MPH (COL, MC, USA)
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Thanks for the information!PVT Joshua Blotzer
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PVT Joshua Blotzer
PVT Joshua Blotzer
2 mo
If you want to see the original study, click on this link and then click on "View Current Report". It will download the PDF and it will be the first article in the pdf.
https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Combat-Support/Armed-Forces-Health-Surveillance-Branch/Reports-and-Publications/Medical-Surveillance-Monthly-Report
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PFC Joseph Metcalf
"There are wide disparities in active-duty service member COVID-19 vaccinations depending on race, sex and even military occupation that could have effects on readiness in the future, according to the first scientific study on troops and coronavirus vaccines.

The study, published in the Defense Health Agency’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, found Black service members, women serving in the military, younger troops, and service members in lower ranks and with less education were not as likely to get inoculated.

“Vaccination is an important intervention to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 to the U.S. military,” the authors of the study wrote. “Significant disparities in vaccination by race, sex, and other factors exist in military populations. The U.S. military must continue to assess and address factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, including disparities, to ensure maximum force health protection against the virus.”
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