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The US has vaccinated more than 20,000 seafarers

More than 20,000 seafarers have thus far received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Covid-19 as part of the national vaccination program for seafarers aboard vessels calling on US ports.

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The US has thus far vaccinated 20,000 seafarers against coronavirus as part of its special vaccination program for international seafarers on board vessels calling on US ports, according to new data published by North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA), several media report.

"We have passed the '20,000-foreign-seafarers-vaccinated' mark this week. I express sincere thanks to all seafarers' welfare organizations, ITF representatives, health providers, industry partners, and port or government representatives that continue to work together to make this happen," says NAMMA executive director Jason Zuidema.

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