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Jan. 25, 2021

Vaccine Safety FAQs

 Q. How is the CDC ensuring the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States?A. According to the CDC, the U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make this and other COVID-19 vaccines available. For more information about safety measures, clinical

Jan. 25, 2021

Vaccine Testing FAQs

Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccination affect COVID-19 test results?A. No, COVID-19 vaccination will not affect the results of viral tests (polymerase chain reaction [PCR] or antigen). Vaccination may affect an antibody test; a positive COVID-19 antibody test could indicate vaccination OR previous infection. Q. Should healthcare personnel who have been

Jan. 22, 2021

ALCOAST 023/21 - COVID-19 VACCINATION - UPDATE TO ANNUAL INFLUENZA (FLU) REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19

R 251118Z JAN 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLAS FOUOALCOAST 023/21SSIC 6230SUBJ: COVID-19 VACCINATION - UPDATE TO ANNUAL INFLUENZA (FLU)REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19A. Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention ofInfectious Diseases, COMDTINST M6230.4 (series) B. Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series) C.

Jan. 20, 2021

ALCOAST 020/21 - COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – UPDATE 3

R 152024Z JAN 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLAS FOUOALCOAST 020/21SSIC 6230SUBJ: COVID-19: VACCINATION PROGRAM – UPDATE 3A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 151700 DEC 20/ALCOAST 453/201. The Coast Guard continues to Administer COVID-19 vaccines to military and civilian personnel in Tier 1 of the Department of Defense (DOD) approved

Jan. 13, 2021

ALCOAST 013/21 - COVID-19: PAYROLL TAX DEFERRAL – UPDATE: COLLECTIONS

R 121634Z JAN 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLASALCOAST 013/21SSIC 7401SUBJ: COVID-19: PAYROLL TAX DEFERRAL – UPDATE: COLLECTIONSA. Presidential Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 DisasterB. Internal Revenue Service Notice 2020-65 - Relief with Respect to Employment Tax DeadlinesC. COMDT

Jan. 5, 2021

ALCOAST 004/21 - COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – UPDATE 2

R 061142Z JAN 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLAS FOUOALCOAST 004/21SSIC 6230SUBJ: COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – UPDATE 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 15700 DEC 20/ALCOAST 453/201. Paragraph 1.c of REF (A) is superseded and amended as follows: a. Information management: (1) The Information management line of effort for

Dec. 15, 2020

ALCOAST 457/20 - COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – UPDATE 1

R 181820 DEC 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCMS//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS FOUO//N06230//ALCOAST 457/20COMDTNOTE 6230SUBJ: COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – UPDATE 1A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 15700 DEC 20/ALCOAST 453/201. Paragraph 1.d (Communications) of REF (A) is cancelled and superseded by thefollowing policy: a. Communications: The Coast Guard is

Dec. 10, 2020

Coast Guard prepares workforce for limited distribution phase of COVID-19 vaccine

The Coast Guard, as part of the joint force and working with the Department of Defense (DoD), is preparing to begin the vaccination process for our active duty and reserve forces, and select civilian employees in critical positions.

Dec. 9, 2020

ALCOAST 445/20 SUBJ:  COVID-19: GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS (FACE MASKS) – UPDATE 2

R 091320 DEC 20FM COMDTCOGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-11//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N05100//ALCOAST 445/20COMDTNOTE 5100SUBJ:  COVID-19: GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS (FACE MASKS) – UPDATE 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 061552 APR 20/ALCOAST 124/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 171929 APR 20/ALCOAST 144/201. This message provides additional

Dec. 8, 2020

ALCOAST 453/20 - COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM

R 151700 DEC 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCMS//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS FOUO//N06230//ALCOAST 453/20COMDTNOTE 6230SUBJ: COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMA. Vaccinations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases,COMDTINST M6230.4 (series)B. Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series)C. Coast Guard Occupational Medicine