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The U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday asked the Eleventh Circuit to remove a lower court order halting the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for service members, arguing that unvaccinated commanders could diminish the readiness of rapid-response units.
The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday partially halted an injunction against the U.S. Navy's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, effectively allowing the Navy and Marine Corps to seek to remove two senior officers who challenged the mandate from command positions.
The Pentagon has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to partially stay an injunction against enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate against Navy Special Warfare Command members who allege that the mandate violates their religious beliefs, saying the bar impinges on military decision-making.