- Hundreds of thousands of US servicemembers remain unvaccinated or are only partially vaccinated against COVID as the deadlines to do so nears
- More than 90 percent of the active duty Navy is fully vaccinated while just 72 percent of the Marine Corps are
- The Army has 81 percent of its members vaccinated and more than 60,000 people in the Air Force still need to do so
- The rates are worse among the Army National Guard and Reserves, who have until June 30 to get vaccinated
Hundreds of thousands of United States servicemembers remain unvaccinated or are only partially vaccinated against the coronavirus, as the deadline to have the shot draws closer.
The vaccination rates vary between military branches, according to data obtained by the Washington Post, with 98 percent of the active duty Navy fully vaccinated.
There are almost 340,000 such personnel, with the two per cent who haven’t been jabbed representing close to 7,000 people.
Meanwhile, just 72 percent of the 181,000 active Marine Corps personnel have been vaccinated – meaning close to 51,000 have yet to have the jab.
Both branches have to be fully vaccinated by November 28, under the Defense Department’s August mandate.