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9,000 Marines Unvaxed
« on: December 02, 2021, 09:02:47 AM »
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  • Nearly 9,000 Marines have not gotten any COVID-19 vaccination shots with most not filing for an exemption despite a Nov. 28 mandatory deadline, according to statistics provided by the Marine Corps. Without an excuse many are now in jeopardy of being booted from the service.

    The Marine Corps reported Monday that 5% of the force had not gotten even one shot before the deadline passed. That would mean around 9,000 Marines are completely unvaccinated.



    About 1,300 have temporary exemptions from the vaccine, or pending religious exemption requests, meaning the majority of the unvaccinated Marines who haven't gotten any shots appear to be at risk of being dismissed from the service. Additional Marines who are only partially vaccinated could also be at risk.


    A major point of conversation throughout the mandate in all the branches was the possibility of religious exemptions from the vaccine. The Marine Corps said in a press release issued Nov. 29 that, to date, there have been 2,441 requests for religious accommodation over the mandate out of a force of almost 180,000.

    "At this time, 1,902 have been processed and zero requests have been approved," the statement read.

    By contrast, the Air Force, whose deadline was Nov. 2, got 96.6% of airmen and Space Force guardians to get both shots. Another .5% were partially vaccinated. Meanwhile, the Navy, whose deadline was also Nov. 2, last reported 97% of active-duty sailors were fully immunized and 99.8% received at least one dose on Nov. 24.

    Earlier this month, the Navy said it has not granted any religious exemptions and only five permanent medical exemptions.


    Marines in the reserves have until Dec. 28 to meet the deadline. The branch said 79% of the Marine Corps Reserve had received at least one dose of the vaccine


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    Re: 9,000 Marines Unvaxed
    « Reply #1 on: December 02, 2021, 09:57:28 AM »
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  • 9,000 marines should leave Military.
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