Rear Adm. Dana Thomas is the Director of Health, Safety and Work-Life for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Thomas is responsible for the Coast Guard's health care system of 41 clinics and 150 sick bays, as well as operational and off-duty mishap prevention, response and investigation. She oversees the Coast Guard's Child Development Services, Culinary Services ashore and afloat, Substance Abuse, Health Promotion and Sexual Assault Prevention, Response and Recovery programs.
Please find the answers to the following questions about the COVID-19 virus and the vaccine by clicking on the question and scrolling to the appropriate minute marker.
Minute 6:08 – What tools do we have to fight COVID-19?
Minute 7:13 – What are coronaviruses?
Minute 8:21 – What are vaccines? Are there different kinds?
Minute 11:12 – How was the COVID-19 Vaccine made so fast?
Minute 15:53 – What is actually in the vaccine?
Minute 25:37 – Which vaccine is best?
Minute 26:45 – What will getting the vaccine feel like?
Minute 30:47 – Should pregnant or lactating women get the vaccine?
Minute 34:08 – How does the vaccine affect people with high blood pressure, diabetes, or other underlying medical conditions? Are they good for us?
Minute 36:42 – When will children be vaccinated?
Minute 39:03 – After being vaccinated, can you still get COVID-19, or spread it?
Minute 40:49 – Where can you get vaccinated?
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