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Refusal to receive the COVID-19 injection led to 206 Marines being kicked out according to the Corps. In an announcement on Thursday, the Marines said 95 percent of active-duty jarheads have received the shot. The 206 Marines kicked out is a jump from the 169 reported earlier in the month.

The vaccination rate for Marine reservists increased to 86 percent partially vaccinated and 83 percent fully vaccinated.

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Requests for religious exemptions have been submitted, but none of the 3,115 requests reviewed thus far have been approved. Active-duty Marines had until Nov. 28 to be vaccinated. Reservists had until last Tuesday.

According to reports, military branches are beginning to discharge up to 30,000 active-duty service members for refusing the shot.

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