Only 35-Percent Of Illinois National Guardsman Working Vaccination Sites Are Vaccinated

Many Illinois National Guardsman are reportedly refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine despite working at state mass vaccination sites. Of the 15-hundred National Guard members working at Illinois vaccination sites, a reported 35-percent have received the vaccine. Currently, the vaccine is only authorized for emergency use, which means Guard members cannot be mandated to take it. A National Guard soldier does not need to get the vaccine to be deployed overseas nor to work at any government vaccination site.