COVID-19 has profoundly disrupted the lives of seafarers, fishers and their families. Vaccination is a key tool to stop the spread of the virus and allow the maritime world to continue to function. Thankfully, vaccination efforts for foreign seafarers are now found in an increasing number of ports around the world. For information on specific vaccination programs, see https://namma.org/vaccines/ and here https://icma.as/vaccines/.

In order to understand and encourage more of these vaccinations for seafarers programs worldwide, we share the below list of opinion pieces, policy statements, and news items. Please share additional news stories or write your questions to Dr. Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, NAMMA executivedirector@namma.org.

About NAMMA: With seafarers’ welfare provider members in more than 50 ports around North America, NAMMA’s mission is to support those in maritime ministry with professional development, fellowship, and advocacy. http://namma.org/