The U.S. Navy introduced Thursday that it’s getting ready to discharge sailors who refuse vaccination for COVID-19 as mandated by the Pentagon, and the service members who get the boot over their noncompliance run the danger of shedding some veterans advantages.
The Navy despatched out a press launch noting that Nov. 14 is the deadline for active-duty sailors to get both their second shot of a two-dose vaccine or the only shot of a one-dose vaccine. Reservists have till Dec. 14.
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Sailors who wouldn’t have a pending or accredited exemption by the deadlines set will face administrative actions and “those separated only for vaccine refusal will receive no lower than a general discharge under honorable conditions” the Navy’s assertion learn, including, “This type of discharge could result in the loss of some veterans’ benefits.”
The Navy mentioned it “may also seek recoupment of applicable bonuses, special and incentive pays, and the cost of training and education for service members refusing the vaccine.”
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“Sailors must be prepared to execute their mission at all times, in places throughout the world, including where vaccination rates are low and disease transmission is high,” the Navy acknowledged. “Immunizations are of paramount importance to protecting the health of the force and the warfighting readiness of the Fleet.”
The Navy says 98% of its lively responsibility members are already vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus.
The Department of Defense introduced in late August that each one members of the armed forces should get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, simply days after the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
President Joe Biden has mandated that each one federal workers be absolutely vaccinated by Nov. 22, and that each one federal contractors have a totally vaccinated workforce by Dec. 8. He has additionally directed OSHA to challenge a forthcoming regulation ordering all U.S. companies with greater than 100 workers to require their employees to both get vaccinated or submit to weekly coronavirus checks.
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