Several days ago, the Navy released an Administrative Order that requires all active duty and reserve Sailors to be fully vaccinated by November 24 of this year or be administratively separated from the service,

According to the Order, “active duty Navy service members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 NLT 28 November 2021, and Ready Reserve Navy service members NLT 28 December 2021.”

“Navy service members refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, absent a pending or approved exemption, shall be processed for administrative separation..”

Of course, this generated a great hue and cry over a supposedly blanket right to refuse vaccinations in the military, which simply doesn’t exist. Anyone who has served in the military recalls a seemingly constant series of vaccinations given in both arms with needles and jet injectors. And then there is the infamous “peanut butter” shot of Bicillin they inject into your buttocks with a needle so big you can see the hole in the tip of it from 10 feet away. They do this because this anti-bacterial needs deep intramuscular absorption apparently. The result is a stinging pain, then a burning sensation, and then a butt cheek so sore for several days that you sit kinked over to one side at chow.

Running, The vaccine “Gauntlet” in boot camp, Navy style.

The fun doesn’t end there, of course. Every time you deploy overseas your vaccination records are checked and a new round of vaccinations is given. This time for diseases in the parts of the world that we don’t vaccinate for here in the U.S.

Going to Africa?

Okay, get over medical, you need shots for hepatitis A & B, yellow fever, typhoid, cholera, meningitis, and rabies and anthrax too. While you have your arm out we might as well boost you for tetanus, diptheria, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, shingles, chickenpox, the flu, and pneumonia. And here’s a bump for your polio immunity as well if we can still find a vein to stick a needle into after the other ones.

And you can’t refuse any of them.