FAST FIVE: Nearly 50 More Marines Booted For Refusing COVID-19 Vaccines

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The Marines were removed “for vaccine refusal,” a spokesman said in a statement.

All unvaccinated Marines without a pending or approved exemption application, or a pending appeal of a rejected exemption request, are being processed for separation.

“We inadvertently counted Marines who had not yet been separated, and Marines who had been separated for other misconduct,” the Marines spokesman said.

Another 1 percent are partially vaccinated, having gotten one shot of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer primary regimen.

Several court cases challenging the mandate are ongoing, including one in which a group of troops successfully convinced a federal judge to block the mandate for them over the military's broad refusal to grant religious exemption requests.

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