Under Secretary of the Air Force talks mandatory COVID vaccination efforts with Air Force Reserve

The under secretary’s purpose for the short trip to JB Andrews was to meet with the AFR and have an open, face-to-face discussion on the mandatory COVID vaccination efforts and learn what the Reserve needs at the secretary level to make this initiative successful.

Under Secretary of the Air Force, Gina Ortiz Jones leads a discussion with wing leaders about the mandatory COVID vaccination efforts, Sept. 11, 2021, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The USecAF wants to determine any limiting factors in the execution of the timeline, concerns voiced from members of the units, use of medical or religious exemptions, and best practices of communicating the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, and show support for the units overall readiness efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cierra Presentado/Released)