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Aug. 27, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine mandated for all military members

On Aug. 24, the Secretary of Defense directed the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all active duty and Ready Reserve members of the Armed Forces.Consistent with the Secretary of Defense’s direction, on Aug. 26 the Commandant announced that all Coast Guard active duty and Ready Reserve members who are

July 26, 2021

Defeat COVID-19’s surging counterattack: vaccination is our best weapon

Right now every American has a choice to get vaccinated against COVID-19 because safe, effective vaccines are widely available to combat the pandemic.

July 14, 2021

Fully vaccinated? Here are updated guidelines about required PPE

Here’s what you need to know about current PPE guidelines if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

July 7, 2021

Travel and leave back to pre-pandemic policy

Members can now return to pre-pandemic policies when planning foreign and domestic travel as outlined in the Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8. The Coast Guard returned leave and liberty travel to pre-pandemic policies at the beginning of July 2021 in response to the current trends of the pandemic, combined with the national vaccination effort.

July 2, 2021

Coast Guard active duty workforce more than 70% vaccinated

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%

June 30, 2021

COVID Vaccine: Almost to 70%

The Coast Guard has nearly reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of our entire workforce by the July 4th holiday as we strive to vaccinate 100% of the workforce. The Coast Guard is making considerable progress in ensuring we are protecting ourselves, our shipmates, our families, and our communities against COVID-19.

June 28, 2021

COVID news to know: Information on the Delta variant

While the Coast Guard makes continued progress with its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, and approaches the goal of vaccinating 70% of our workforce by July 4, it is important to remain vigilant to the evolving threat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have classified the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus as a variant of concern

June 14, 2021

A Conversation Guide to Encourage Shipmates, Family, and Friends to Get Vaccinated.

The current COVID-19 vaccines the Coast Guard is administering are safe and effective.  To date, the Coast Guard has fully vaccinated over 64% of the workforce and vaccines are widely available.

May 20, 2021

Coast Guard dependent vaccination update

Now is a great time to get vaccinated and get back to enjoying life without a mask!As of April 30, 2021, Coast Guard clinics are authorized to vaccinate Coast Guard dependents. For greater ease of scheduling, a list of the available clinics offering the COVID-19 vaccination and their phone numbers can be found here.Consistent with the new mask

May 5, 2021

VIDEO: In the ER: Coast Guard petty officer shares his experiences with COVID-19

Short video detailing Brown’s experiences with treating COVID-19 patients in the hospital.