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Seafarers who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine will be fired and will face other administrative measures

US Navy seamen who refuse to comply with the coronavirus vaccine mandate will be dismissed and may face other administrative measures.

“To ensure a fully vaccinated force, it is the policy of the US Navy to divorce all members of the Navy Service who refuse to receive the lawful order to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and who do not have an approved exemption,” it said. the NAVADMIN in a statement Monday. .

The Covid Consolidated Disposition Authority, led by Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr. and Chief of Naval Reserve Vice Adm. John Mustin, will also segregate sailors who don’t get the vaccine. Sailors who break the rules and are separated only for refusing the vaccine can face as low as a general discharge on honorable terms, Navy Times reported:.

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Active duty sailors had until Nov. 14 to receive their last dose of the vaccine, to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 28. Members of the Marine Reserve have until December 14 to get their last dose of the vaccine.

Sailors who reject the vaccine could also lose education benefits, promotions and bonus payments.

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“Bonuses, special rewards and incentives become unearned when a Navy service member who refuses the vaccine ceases to perform tasks for which they receive such a bonus, special reward or incentive fee,” states the NAVADMIN.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard perform the national anthem during a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony, at the US Navy Memorial on September 17, 2021 in Washington, DC.  The ceremony honored all soldiers who were prisoners of war or who are still missing.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 17: Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard perform the national anthem during a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony, at the US Navy Memorial on September 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored all soldiers who were prisoners of war or who are still missing. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
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“Navy officers who refuse the vaccine and are in a hunted status should be removed from office as soon as possible,” the statement added.

Sailors denied religious or medical exemptions have five days to begin the full vaccination process, or the Navy will begin the separation process.

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According to Navy data as of Nov. 10, 96 percent of active-duty seamen and 93 percent of the total military are fully vaccinated. exemptions were approved.

The Defense Department announced in late August that all members of the military must be vaccinated, President Biden ordered that all federal employees be fully vaccinated by Nov. 22.