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Navy Separations Over COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal Jump by Nearly 100 in a Week

Navy Separations Over COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal Jump by Nearly 100 in a Week

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Nash Bovard, right, administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster to Culinary Specialist (Submarine) 3rd Class Zhabaron Brown during a shot exercise aboard USS Missouri (SSN-780) on Jan. 17, 2022 in Yokosuka, Japan. US Navy Photo

The Navy nearly separated 100 active-duty sailors as the sea service continues toward a force fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More

Marine Corps COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Unchanged as Separations Continue

Marine Corps COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Unchanged as Separations Continue

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Erika Mendoza an administrative specialist assigned to Installation Personnel Administration Center, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on Feb. 17, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps has not seen any more active-duty Marines get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite separations continuing to rise. Read More

Navy Separates 50 Enlisted Sailors for COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

Navy Separates 50 Enlisted Sailors for COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

Seaman Apprentice Johnnese Poomaihealani, from Waianae, Hawaii, receives a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot during a shot event in the foc’sle aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Jan. 3, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy separated 50 sailors in the past week for refusing to get vaccinated against COIVD-19, bringing the total of separated sailors to 320, according to a spokesman with the chief of naval personnel. Read More

Marine Corps COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Tops 600

Marine Corps COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Tops 600

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are pre-staged for a shot event in the hangar bay aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Dec.n 28, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Marine Corps separated 74 Marines over the past week, bringing the total number of separations over refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to 640. Read More

Navy Approves First Religious COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption With Conditions

Navy Approves First Religious COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption With Conditions

Hospitalman Tanner Huffman, assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka Branch Health Clinic Sasebo, administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster during a shot exercise for Japanese Master Labor Contract (MLC), Indirect Hire Agreement (IHA), and MarinerÕs Contract (MC) employees employed at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) in Japan on Feb. 9, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy conditionally approved a religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine, the first time for any vaccine in seven years, the Navy announced Wednesday. Read More

Marine COVID-19 Vaccination Separations Pass 500

Marine COVID-19 Vaccination Separations Pass 500

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Elvin D. Richard, a cyberspace officer with Command Element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), receives a COVID-19 booster on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, on Jan. 6, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

Approximately 0.3 percent of the Marine Corps has been separated due to refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the service’s COVID-19 update. Read More

Navy Speeding Up Rate of Separations Over COVID-19 Vaccinations

Navy Speeding Up Rate of Separations Over COVID-19 Vaccinations

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Nash Bovard, right, administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster to Culinary Specialist (Submarine) 3rd Class Zhabaron Brown during a shot exercise aboard USS Missouri (SSN-780) on Jan. 17, 2022 in Yokosuka, Japan. US Navy Photo

The Navy is accelerating the rate of separations from the service due to refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 removing 112 sailors this week, according to the service’s latest COVID-19 update. Read More

Marines COVID-19 Vaccination Separations Surpass 450

Marines COVID-19 Vaccination Separations Surpass 450

A Nurse Corps Officer with Branch Health Clinic on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, prepares vaccines at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps separated an additional 70 Marines over the past week due to refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 , bringing the total to 469.

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Navy Surpasses 100 Separations for COVID-19 Vaccination Refusal

Navy Surpasses 100 Separations for COVID-19 Vaccination Refusal

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Courtney Minchew, from Ocala, Florida, assigned to the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), administers a COVID-19 vaccination booster to a Japanese base employee on Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, on Jan. 28. US Navy Photo

The Navy separated an additional 73 active-duty sailors for refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total to 118. Read More