Some US states are making vaccines available to foreign seafarers at clinics approved by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

TradeWinds understands foreign seafarers are now eligible for vaccination at a number of clinics at Soo Locks Detroit, Norfolk Virginia, Galveston Texas and Albany New York State.

Ship managers are able to contact the approved clinics prior to arrival in the US and vaccines are administered either at the clinic or directly onboard the vessel.