COVID-19 | July 2, 2021

Coast Guard active duty workforce more than 70% vaccinated

By Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy

The Coast Guard has reached another milestone in the service’s efforts to vaccinate its entire workforce against the COVID-19 disease.  As of June 30, 71.8% of the service’s active duty workforce is fully vaccinated, and 74.1% is vaccinated with at least one dose.

With the active duty and reserve military members combined, the Coast Guard has 69.2% members fully vaccinated, and 71.5% combined members with at least one dose.

“The Coast Guard is doing our part to meet the President’s goal by July 4th,” said Vice Adm. Paul Thomas, the Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Mission Support.  “As a service, we are getting vaccinated to ensure Coast Guard readiness by protecting ourselves, our families, and our communities.  Vaccinations are the primary way we will emerge from this pandemic.”

The Coast Guard is building on this milestone to fully vaccinate 100% of its total workforce. 

For those who are still considering whether or not to be vaccinated, it is normal to have questions when making a fully informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine. Please read authoritative sources, including the ones listed below, to ensure your questions are answered.

To those who have decided to get vaccinated, we thank you for your role in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, making our communities safer, and reaching the 70% milestone.

 

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