My Coast Guard
Commentary | Oct. 8, 2021

Join an informative discussion about COVID-19 vaccines and your reproductive health

Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT, for the Coast Guard’s third Wellness Wednesday event specifically covering COVID-19 vaccines. We will discuss the vaccine and your reproductive health.

Capt. John Iskander, the Coast Guard’s chief of Preventative Medicine and Population Health, is returning to discuss how the COVID 19 vaccine may affect those who are pregnant, interested in or trying to have a child, or who may be breastfeeding. As fertility issues may affect both men and women, we encourage everyone to attend. 

The best thing we can do to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our shipmates, and others against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated.

Although particular questions about one’s health must be addressed in clinical consultation with an individual primary care or OBGYN physician, general questions about the vaccine will be addressed during this Wellness Wednesday presentation.

If you have questions regarding this important topic, please email your questions to by Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m., EDT. We will try to address them during the presentation. 
Wellness Wednesday is being hosted on DoD365 Teams from 3 – 4 p.m. ET, although this discussion may exceed that timeframe. You will only be able to access this forum from a Coast Guard workstation or you may call-in via the following phone bridge: +1 410-874-6742, Conference ID: 600 234 437#.
If you have questions or suggestions, you may e-mail us at If you would like to see previous Wellness Wednesday recordings, they are available on the CG-11 CG Portal page.