Sunday, November 28, 2021

Could we lose 10K US Marines due to "vaccine hesitancy"?

 via CBS 8 News

Sunday marks the vaccination deadline for those serving in both the Navy and Marine Corps.

But according to the latest numbers, the Marines have the lowest vaccination rate among all branches of military, with as many as 10,000 active members still not fully vaccinated.

Earlier this month, the Marines' top general and his senior enlisted adviser posted a video message to Twitter, urging Marines who hadn't done so yet, to get vaccinated.

"We don't have extra Marines. We're a pretty small force and we have to make sure everyone is ready to go all the time...that's our job," said Commandant David H. Berger.


This is a force readiness issue.

You must be deployable if you're in the Marine Corps, and vaccinations are part of the readiness formula.

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