Process for discharge upgrades related to COVID vaccine refusal

Discharge Upgrades

Process for discharge upgrades related to COVID vaccine refusal

May 21, 2024
Question

What is the discharge upgrade process for soldiers who were separated from the military due to their refusal to get the COVID vaccine? 

Answer

You can apply for a discharge upgrade due to COVID vaccine refusal by using form DD 293 and going through the usual discharge upgrade process. The Air Force Board has guidance on its website about applying for this type of discharge upgrade and my understanding is that all the Discharge Boards are trying to expedite and streamline these types of cases.