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Jan. 25, 2021

Reservists Vaccine FAQs

Q. Will reserve military members get the vaccine?A. Once a vaccine is available, reserve members should anticipate receiving it the same way they would receive any other vaccine – either by Coast Guard healthcare professionals, or if they are not located near a Coast Guard medical facility, from their primary care provider.

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