Coast Guard edges toward full active-duty vaccination nationwide


While numbers for District 17 are not individually available due to service policy, the Coast Guard nationwide has more than 90% of its active duty servicemembers vaccinated, according to a Coast Guard spokesperson.

The Coast Guard, which falls under the Department of Homeland Security, is very close to vaccination rates of the other armed services, according to data reported by The Associated Press.

“To date, 91.6% of the service’s active duty workforce has been fully vaccinated, and 93.5% of the active duty workforce has been vaccinated with at least one dose,” said an email from Headquarters Coast Guard on Nov. 5. “To date, 81.6% of the service’s reserve workforce

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