West Point Gives Unvaxxed Cadets 10 Hours to Get Vaccine or Face Punishment


Happy Veterans’ Day! It’s a great day to remind ourselves that freedom doesn’t come free and to give thanks to all those who have served or are serving our country’s military. West Point’s military academy decided to celebrate Veterans Day in a different way. Instead of focusing on freedom and appreciation for service personnel, West Point gave unvaccinated students 10 hours to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine, or they could face expulsion. It’s hard to say “Thank You for Your Service” when you threaten your life by refusing to take an experimental vaccine.

Despite the fact that the Navy and Air National Guard have recently ruled that the military can only use approved vaccines and that no FDA-approved COVID vaccines exist, this is still a problem.

This is the second year in a row that unvaccinated cadets have been given an ultimatum for a matter of hours after being denied religious exemption requests. As unvaccinated students are involved in lawsuits seeking religious exemptions, the struggle between the academy and the few remaining unvaccinated cadets continues.

Just the News reported that West Point denied the appeals for vaccine exemptions on Nov. 2, but didn’t inform the cadets until Thursday morning at 6 a.m., with a decision deadline of four p.m. the next day. It is possible that the decision was made just before a holiday or three-day weekend, which indicates a desire for pressure to make cadets decide without adequate legal advice or to allow them to consider their options. R. Davis Younts, a military attorney, said that West Point still does this on Friday afternoons or before a weekend. This feels deliberate. He said that a congressional intervention is unlikely due to the ongoing midterm elections.

Following an August denial of initial vaccine exemption requests, cadets were allowed 24 hours to consent to be vaccinated. David stated that “only a handful” of unvaccinated cadets are still available, and that they want to “continue serving” while adhering to their religious beliefs.

According to West Point’s developmental counseling form, “Failure of obeying this order may result in punitive and adverse administrative actions.” This includes “separation” or “an honorable discharge, a general under honored conditions discharge or any other than honorable discharge.” These discharges render cadets uneligible for veterans’ benefits, and can even make it difficult to find civilian employment. These are the consequences of West Point.

West Point’s form requires that cadets be fully vaccinated using a COVID-19 vaccination that has been licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or “voluntary immunization using a COVID-19 vaccination under FDA Emergency Use Authorization, or World Health Organization emergency use listing.”

Evidence continues to show that COVID-19 vaccines weren’t properly tested and can have serious side effects.

Janine Small, an executive at Pfizer, recently admitted to European Parliament with a grin that the company didn’t test whether the COVID-19 vaccine prevented transmission before it was released on the market. New York’s Supreme Court recently ruled “being vaccinated doesn’t prevent an individual from transmitting COVID-19.” A recent analysis by Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Florida Surgeon General, showed that the relative incidence of heart-related deaths increased by 84% for men aged 18 to 39 within 28 days after mRNA vaccination. This is only one of many studies that warn against COVID-19 vaccines causing serious injury or death.

The West Point cadets who are not vaccinated have little to no vacation.