Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to announce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for the active-duty military as early as Friday.

This comes just days after President Biden urged all federal employees to get vaccinated. During that speech, the president urged the Pentagon to find a way to make the vaccine mandatory for all military personnel.

“Today I’m asking the Defense Department to look into how and when they will add COVID-19 to the list of vaccinations the Armed Forces must get,” Biden said during a televised press conference.

“Right now, too many people are dying or watching someone they love die and say if ‘I’d just got the vaccine,'” the president added. “This is an American tragedy. People are dying who don’t have to die.”