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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

IMCA is part of an industry-led vaccination task force working towards

  • Finding a pragmatic and unified approach regarding seafarer inoculations
  • Developing a roadmap for governments setting out all the steps necessary to implement a vaccination programme for seafarers
  • The Vaccination Task Force is monitoring the situation within IMO member states regarding priority being given to seafarers for vaccines
The information below relates to vaccination news, resources and guidance.
Date Title Reference(s)
16 December 2021Panama Maritime Authority vaccinates SeafarersNews
16 December 2021WHO and ILO form Action Group with global transport bodies to protect workers’ rights and ease supply chain congestionNews
6 December 2021WHO travel advice for international traffic in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variantNews
26 November 2021Joint IOGP-IPIECA position on COVID-19 vaccinesNews
31 August 2021Singapore To Provide Vaccination To Limited SeafarersNews
31 August 2021Denmark starts offering vaccines to seafarersNews
14 July 2021Latest list of locations for COVID-19 Vaccinations for SeafarersNews
18 June 2021Support the data collection exercise on vaccination of SeafarersNews
10 June 2021Maryland Port Administration – vaccination updateNews
9 June 2021Belgium starts seafarer vaccinationNews
7 June 2021Canadian Government vaccination newsNews
26 May 2021Philippines Maritime Industry Advisory on Vaccination programmeNews
26 May 2021IMO supports industry’s Roadmap for Vaccination of SeafarersNews
25 May 2021IMO promotes industry developed roadmap for vaccination of international seafarersNews
17 May 2021IMO launches #FairFuture4Seafarers as part of 2021 Day of the Seafarer campaign – 25 JuneNews
14 May 2021IMO Secretary General urges fair vaccine distribution for SeafarersNews
14 May 2021Vaccination of French Sailors: Priority Access GrantedNews
14 May 2021Roadmap for vaccination of International SeafarersNews
13 May 2021Belgium gives green light to priority vaccination for seafarersNews
13 May 2021The Netherlands launches vaccination programme for seafarersNews
13 May 2021The North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) has compiled information on COVID-19 vaccine availability for foreign seafarers in United States portsNews
5 May 2021India’s worsening health crisis triggers fresh crew-change challenge and India and Belgium to vaccinate seafarers as supply fears growNews
26 March 2021International Chamber of Shipping Guidance on COVID-19 vaccinationNews
26 February 2021WHO Interim position paper of proof of COVID vaccinationNews