Frequently Asked Questions

USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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March 29, 2022

Exemptions and Accommodations FAQs

Q: Are there authorized exemptions from the mandatory vaccination requirement?A: Coast Guard policy allows, in some circumstances, medical exemptions and religious accommodations.Under current Coast Guard policy in COMDTINST M6230.4G (a joint directive with other military services), a medical exemption includes any medical contraindication relevant

March 29, 2022

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