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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 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