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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap for Vaccination of International Seafarers


Year: 2022
Language: english
Author: International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Genre: Guide
Publisher: Marisec Publications
Edition: Version 2.0 / March
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 24
Description: There have been over 400 million cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and more than five million COVID-19 deaths recorded worldwide. To date, more than ten billion people have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
A number of vaccines are now authorised in different countries and more are gaining official authorisation on a regular basis. In the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination of populations is a key step.
Seafarers can be considered as a unique population with its own needs and constraints and requirements for international travel.
To protect the health of seafarers, passengers and the general public, and to minimise disruptions to trade and global supply chains, vaccination of seafarers is considered highly preferable alongside appropriate quarantine, COVID-19 safe travel and other measures required by flag, port and labour supply countries.
While industry bodies continue to work with authorities at national, regional and international levels to prioritise rapid access to vaccinations for seafarers as key workers in all countries, it is apparent that an updated roadmap dedicated to seafarer vaccination will help to achieve global immunisation.
Vaccination of seafarers in their home countries remains the preferred option but measures are also required to permit access to vaccination for seafarers from all countries.
This updated roadmap provides a framework to help promote the establishment of national vaccination sites and local vaccination programmes dedicated to seafarers.
Additional info: International Chamber of Shipping thanks the European Commission DG Mobility and Transport (MOVE) Unit D.2 Maritime Safety for their support with the production of this document.

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