Navy discharges 1st active duty sailors for vaccine refusal | WSBT-TV

Navy discharges 1st active duty sailors for vaccine refusal | WSBT-TV

Summary

  • The Navy discharged 23 active duty sailors for refusing the coronavirus vaccine.
  • This is the first time in history they have thrown active duty sailors out of the military over the mandatory shots. 
  • The Army is now the only service that has not yet discharged any active duty personnel due to vaccine refusal.
  • The Marine Corps has discharged 334 Marines.
  • The Air Force has discharged 111 airmen.
  • The number of troops discharged will begin to grow exponentially as troops are given their final chances to get the vaccines.
  • Lawsuits over the mandatory vaccine are making their way through the courts.
  • The Air Force and Navy have discharged entry level service members going through boot camp.
  • There have been 22 Navy and 37 Air Force recruits who have been honorably discharged.
  • More than 5,000 sailors remain unvaccinated — a little over 1%.
  • 6% of the Navy reserve sailors are not yet vaccinated.
  • No reserve members have been discharged for vaccine refusal.
  • The Pentagon has ordered all service members — active duty, National Guard and Reserves — to get the vaccine.

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