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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)
26 May 2021Philippines Maritime Industry Advisory on Vaccination programmeNews
26 May 2021IMO supports industry’s Roadmap for Vaccination of 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