March 10, 2021 —
Coast Guard members prepare to fly COVID-19 vaccines along the West Coast from Alameda, California, using a C-27J Spartan aircraft Feb. 18, 2021. The vaccines were administered to front-line and essential Coast Guard employees. The C-27J Spartan delivered the vaccine to Coast Guard personnel in Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle; air transportation is necessary because Base Alameda is the only Coast Guard base on the West Coast capable of storing the vaccine at its required temperature. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
The HC-27J Asset Project Office at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is also supporting Coast Guard COVID-19 vaccination efforts. A C-27J flew a case of COVD-19 vaccine vials along with six medical personnel to Wilmington, North Carolina, to administer vaccinations to Coast Guard personnel Feb. 26. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
For more information: Medium Range Surveillance Aircraft program page