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Shipping: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL13501, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements, if any, are being made to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to seafarers; and what steps, if any, are being taken to deliver such a vaccination programme through the International Maritime Organization.

Answered on

4 March 2021

While the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends prioritisation for vaccination rest on medical grounds, rather than occupation alone, the Government is considering the vital role of seafarers in the movement of trade in and out of the UK.