Data provided by the federal government shows that Covid shots made up a vast majority of “adverse effects” due to vaccination reported in the Canadian military.
As first revealed by Blacklock’s Reporter, 131 of 154 total adverse reactions that happened in 2021 was due to Covid-19 vaccines.
The numbers were reported by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in response to an Inquiry of Ministry filed by Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant who requested the data on vaccine-related injuries in the military.
“Armed Forces health services tracks adverse events following immunization,” wrote cabinet. “An adverse event is any unexpected medical event.”
Military personnel were given a variety of vaccines. In total 19 different shots were reported including for polio, rabies, yellow fever and Covid-19, among others.
“A total 217,076 Covid vaccines have been administered to Canadian Armed Forces members,” said cabinet. “The majority of these reported adverse effects were minor and self-resolving in nature.”
In 2021, the CAF instituted a vaccine mandate. Soldiers who remained unvaccinated were subject to an “unsuitable for further service” discharge as exclusively reported by True North in November of that year.
Despite overturning the mandate last year, Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre decided to continue with discharging unvaccinated CAF members.
A total of 300 personnel were released from the military while another 100 left on their own accord.
“Additionally, a Canadian Armed Forces member’s unvaccinated status may have additional consequential career implications, including loss of opportunities contributing to promotion, which are outside of Canadian Armed Forces control,” a Department of National Defence spokesperson explained to True North.