Seafarers Covid-19 vaccination program
Great news! A Covid-19 vaccination program for seafarers started in the Netherlands in mid-June. All seafarers who work on seagoing vessels under the Dutch flag or under Dutch management are eligible for the vaccine.
Under the direction of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the previous months has seen an investigation into the extent seafarers could make use of the regular national vaccination strategy, or, given the special characteristics of this group, wheter a seperate approach is necessary. The outcome of this survey is that seafarers do indeed require a different approach. The plan of action to be taken will be a tailor made programme managed by the KVNR.
We are happy to announce that our first seafaring colleagues were vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine, so they can stay safe! Thanks to the efforts of Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Reders (KVNR) to make this happen.
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