Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger receives the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Operation Warp Speed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, Dec 22, 2020. (Lance Cpl. Tyler W. Abbott/ Marine Corps)
* New data released by CNN says that 38.9% of the Marines have refused the vaccine
* It is considerably more than the rate of rejection in the general public which is about 25%
* Military officials have said previously that hesitancy is mostly down to concerns over how quickly the vaccines were developed
* As of Thursday, 20 percent of the US population is fully vaccinated Nearly 40 percent of the Marines are choosing not to get COVID-19 vaccines, according to new data.
CNN reported on Saturday that some 75,000 Marines have had one or two doses of a vaccine, and 48,000 have refused – a rejection rate of 38.9 percent. It is considerably higher than the rate of rejection among the general public which, according to a recent NPR poll, is around 25 percent.
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WNU Editor: The US Marines are not the only ones who are reluctant to take the Covid vaccine …. Many health care workers are refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine (CBS News).
On the other side. The situation is different for many members of the American military and their family members stationed outside the US who want the vaccine now …. Frustration grows at US military bases overseas over slow pace of vaccine rollout (CNN).