CMTS COVID-19 Working Group Webinar - Vaccines for the Marine Transportation System Workforce

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 at 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Opening Remarks

  • RDML Richard Timme - Chair, CMTS Coordinating Board; Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, US Coast Guard

  • Ms. Lucinda Lessley - Acting Administrator, Maritime Administration (invited)


  • CDR Alice M. Shumate - US Public Health Service; CDC Vaccine Task Force - Essential Workers Team; Director, Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


  • How currently approved vaccines work

  • Getting vaccinated – process, safety, side effects

  • Protection from vaccine vs. illness

  • Vaccine distribution and administration

  • Vaccine prioritization for merchant mariners and port workers

  • CDC recommendations for the MTS Workforce

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