Tag Archives: COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly 300 Service Members Separated From Navy, Marine Corps For Vaccine Refusal

Nearly 300 Service Members Separated From Navy, Marine Corps For Vaccine Refusal

Lance Cpl. Carlos Benitez, assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, receives a COVID-19 booster shot aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) March 23, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy and Marine Corps separated 296 service members in the past week as the services continue to dismiss those without the mandated COVID-19 vaccination.

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Navy Stops COVID-19 Vaccine Separations for 4,095 Sailors Who Requested Religious Exemptions

Navy Stops COVID-19 Vaccine Separations for 4,095 Sailors Who Requested Religious Exemptions

SEALs training off Coronado, Calif., in 2018. US Navy Photo

The Navy has stopped separating sailors for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds after a federal judge granted class-action certification in the case of Navy SEALs suing Department of Defense officials over the vaccine mandate, defense officials told USNI News on Wednesday.

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Navy Exceeds 650 COVID-19 Vaccine Separations

Navy Exceeds 650 COVID-19 Vaccine Separations

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mary Ashcraft, from Honolulu, assigned to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), administers the COVID-19 vaccine booster for Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Anthony Johnson, from San Diego, assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, aboard the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in Apra Harbor, Guam, on Jan. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy separated an additional 108 sailors in the past week, bringing the total COVID-19 vaccine refusal separations to 652.

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Navy Exceeds 500 COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Separations

Navy Exceeds 500 COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Separations

Hospitalman Joseph Sanchez, 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) on Feb. 9, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy separated 75 sailors last week, bringing the total number of separations over refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to 544.

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Marine Corps Exceeds 1,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Separations, Navy at 469

Marine Corps Exceeds 1,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Separations, Navy at 469

Hospitalman Joseph Sanchez, assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka Branch Health Clinic Sasebo, administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster to Wada Akira, an employee at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) 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) on Feb. 9, 2022 is Sasebo, Japan. US Navy Photo

The Marine Corps has now separated more than 1,000 Marines due to refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More

Navy Says Destroyer is 'Out of Commission' After Florida Judge Blocks Removal of Unvaccinated CO

Navy Says Destroyer is ‘Out of Commission’ After Florida Judge Blocks Removal of Unvaccinated CO

An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer transits the Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 25, 2021. US Navy Photo

An East Coast guided-missile destroyer is “out of commission” after a federal judge in Florida prevented the Navy from removing its commanding officer for his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the service said in ongoing legal action. Read More