Foreign seafarers calling Canadian ports can now obtain Covid-19 vaccinations at key locations across Canada, including at drop-in clinics in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, Quebec, and Halifax. Canada is currently offering two-dose vaccines only (Pfizer, Moderna), and does not expect to be in a position to offer the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine for the foreseeable future.
Transport Canada recently issued revised guidance allowing seafarers to go ashore for a maximum of six hours, which should help facilate their ability to obtain a vaccination during this period. In all cases, seafarers engaging in shore leave (including for vaccination purposes) are expected to follow the advice of their employer, the Public Health Agency of Canada and local health authorities.
ST. LAWRENCE/GREAT LAKES
Halifax and other ports in Nova Scotia