(St. Paul, MN) -- Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard members could be expelled from the service for declining the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over 95-percent of the Guard's 13-thousand members have been vaccinated. The Guard's State Public Affairs Officer says nearly two percent of the remaining soldiers have requested a religious or medical exemption and three percent have refused vaccination.
The Department of Defense has set a deadline of June 30th to get the shot. The percentage of guard members that refused the vaccination would equate to roughly 390 being removed from service if they don't get the shot.