• US Merchant Marine Academy Rescinds Vaccine Mandate Days After Accusations Of 'IIlegal Attack'

    March 15, 2023
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    Rep Jim Banks also demanded all correspondence between DOT, academy leaders over mandate

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    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy lifted a lingering vaccine mandate on Friday, days after a scathing letter called for its repeal.

    The USMMA in King Point, New York, had been demanding that all incoming students take the vaccine and was not permitting either religious or medical exemptions, according to the New York Post.

    The Department of Defense's military academies lifted all vaccine requirements in January following pressure from Republicans through the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, but the USMMA is run by the U.S. Maritime Administration under the Department of Transportation (DOT)...

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