COVID-19 | Jan. 20, 2021

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

R 152024Z JAN 21
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
TO ALCOAST

UNCLAS FOUO
ALCOAST 020/21
SSIC 6230
SUBJ:  COVID-19: VACCINATION PROGRAM – UPDATE 3
A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 151700 DEC 20/ALCOAST 453/20
1. The Coast Guard continues to Administer COVID-19 vaccines 
to military and civilian personnel in Tier 1 of the Department 
of Defense (DOD) approved prioritization schema as described 
in REF (A). To date over 7800 members have received the first 
dose and nearly 600 have their second dose. The COVID-19 
vaccines are safe and effective, and are the only path to 
fully restore our service readiness. Because every member 
of our total work force is essential to our readiness and 
mission effectiveness, we have adjusted our plans in order 
to offer the vaccines to all Coast Guard employees, including 
all Federal Civil Servants and NAF employees, as they become 
available through the national supply chain and in accordance 
with the prioritization schema. Civilian employees should be 
advised that it could be several months before the supply of 
vaccine and their prioritization make the vaccine available 
to them. Given this, civilian personnel may want to continue 
to pursue vaccines through their own primary care managers 
or in their own communities.
2. Paragraph 5.a of REF (A) is superseded and amended as 
follows:
   5.a  All Coast Guard civilian employees, including Non-
Appropriated Funds (NAF) employees will be able to get a 
COVID-19 vaccine administered by their local Coast Guard 
clinic as the vaccine becomes available and their tier 
priority is reached. The Coast Guard planned for its service 
allocation from the Department of Defense to include all 
Coast Guard civilian employees (including NAF employees), 
and we are ready to enter required information on the vaccine 
into authoritative DoD and CDC databases for any civilian 
employee who volunteers to be vaccinated by the Coast Guard. 
Because the Coast Guard does not maintain health records on 
civilian employees, each employee will be responsible for 
reporting a vaccine administered by the Coast Guard into 
their own civilian health records. Coast Guard civilian 
employees who decide not to be vaccinated by the Coast Guard 
may alternately receive the vaccine through their health 
care providers as available. Further guidance for civilian 
employees on how to obtain the vaccine from a Coast Guard 
clinic, including process for requesting to be vaccinated, 
information about the vaccine, reporting processes, and 
other human resources policy matters will be provided 
separately.
3. CAPT P. T. Michaud (CG-1121), (202) 475-5171, or email 
at Paul.T.Michaud@uscg.mil
4. VADM Michael F. McAllister, Deputy Commandant for Mission 
Support (DCMS), sends. 
5. Internet release is not authorized.