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Vol 72, No 3 (2021)
Review article
Published online: 2021-09-29
Submitted: 2021-07-29
Accepted: 2021-07-29
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Procedural aspects of COVID-19 vaccinations for seafarers on ocean-going vessels

Clara C. Schlaich1, Katharina Lucas1, Sophia Sydow1, Eike Beyer1, Karl P. Faesecke1
DOI: 10.5603/MH.2021.0034
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Pubmed: 34604986
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International Maritime Health 2021;72(3):179-182.
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  1. Hafenpraxis Dr. Schlaich and Dr. Beyer, Hamburg, Germany

open access

Vol 72, No 3 (2021)
MARITIME MEDICINE Review article
Published online: 2021-09-29
Submitted: 2021-07-29
Accepted: 2021-07-29

Abstract

The increasing availability of safe and authorised coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines for the first time provides the opportunity to vaccinate seafarers on board their ships while in port. Speedy vaccination of seafarers secures their health and serves to avoid the international propagation of COVID-19 virus variants via maritime traffic. As a port medical clinic, we will share our practical vaccination experience on board of merchant vessels in German/European ports with our esteemed coastal colleagues to stimulate their participation in this endeavour. You will have to adapt the procedure to your national particularities, otherwise please freely share the information with interested parties. Detailed guidance on COVID-19 vaccination in shipping and accompanying legal issues was published by the International Chamber of Shipping (www.ics-shipping.org).

Abstract

The increasing availability of safe and authorised coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines for the first time provides the opportunity to vaccinate seafarers on board their ships while in port. Speedy vaccination of seafarers secures their health and serves to avoid the international propagation of COVID-19 virus variants via maritime traffic. As a port medical clinic, we will share our practical vaccination experience on board of merchant vessels in German/European ports with our esteemed coastal colleagues to stimulate their participation in this endeavour. You will have to adapt the procedure to your national particularities, otherwise please freely share the information with interested parties. Detailed guidance on COVID-19 vaccination in shipping and accompanying legal issues was published by the International Chamber of Shipping (www.ics-shipping.org).

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Keywords

procedural aspects, COVID-19, vaccinations for seafarers

About this article
Title

Procedural aspects of COVID-19 vaccinations for seafarers on ocean-going vessels

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 72, No 3 (2021)

Article type

Review article

Pages

179-182

Published online

2021-09-29

DOI

10.5603/MH.2021.0034

Pubmed

34604986

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2021;72(3):179-182.

Keywords

procedural aspects
COVID-19
vaccinations for seafarers

Authors

Clara C. Schlaich
Katharina Lucas
Sophia Sydow
Eike Beyer
Karl P. Faesecke

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