The following is the Aug. 24, 2021, Defense Department memorandum directing mandatory vaccinations of U.S. service members against COVID-19. Read More
The following is the Aug. 9, 2021 memo to the Department of Defense employees on the timeline to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all military and DoD employees. Read More
Hospitalman William Lansing, from Las Vegas, administers a vaccine aboard amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2), on May 14, 2021. US Navy Photo
Immunized sailors will no longer face a 14-day quarantine before deploying to ensure they embark ships or fly in aircraft COVID-19 free, the Navy’s latest pandemic guidance released Monday said. Read More
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emily Pierce, left, from Bremerton, Washington, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Information Systems Technician 1st Class Correy Bushman, from Rochester, Minnesota, assigned to the John C. Stennis, during a Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic led vaccination effort in conjunction with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. US Navy Photo
This story has been updated to clarify that 35% of active-duty sailors have been fully vaccinated.
Approximately 35 percent of the Navy’s active-duty sailors are fully immunized against COVID-19, according to a service official.
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Omar Bowen, left, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Bahrain, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Lt. j.g. Kory Hill, anti-terrorism officer aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD-22), in Manama, Bahrain on Feb. 26, 2021. US Navy Photo
About three months into distribution, a little less than half of active-duty sailors have received at least the initial dose of one of two COVID-19 vaccines, according to Navy data provided to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
Navy Installations Command Force Master Chief Greg A. Vidaurri receives his second COVID-19 vaccine at Branch Health Clinic Washington Navy Yard, on Feb. 16, 2021. US Navy Photo
Nearly a quarter of the Navy’s active-duty sailors have received either one or both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, a service official told reporters Friday.