(3.8.2021) Free vaccination is possible in Germany also for foreign seafarer. As long as Public Health Germany is allowed to share vaccines (at least until September) these schemes are valid. Hamburg, Kiel, Rostock, Bremen and Bremerhaven all use Johnson and Johnson.
In Hamburg: please contact info[at]schiffsmakler.de for vaccination of merchant mariners, the association of ship brokers are coordinating this. Port Health have direct contact with cruise liners.
For Rostock, please contact your local agents or owners´represative, they have to organize the transfer to the vaccination center.
In Kiel: Every person (nationality, flag etc.) from the merchant marine can visit the Kiel port Vaccination Center, Schwedenkai 1. The center is situated in the harbour. It is open to the public from Monday -Friday ,9 to 6, every day. Cruise Lines companies are contacted by the port authority for special arrangements (local government provides vaccines).
Also in the Port of Bremerhaven, a contingent of the Johnson vaccine and Johnson was also released to vaccinate seafarers. Initially, only ships with a berth in Bremerhaven can be vaccinated. It should be able to be vaccinated from Monday to Friday in the period from 10:00 to 18:00. It is highly recommended that the ship remains in Bremerhaven for at least 24 hours, as side effects can be expected within the first 24 hours. The vaccination is free of charge, an international vaccination certificate is completed. For the registration we need the crew list and the list of crew members willing to be vaccinated. ContacContact port-health-doc[at]lmtvet.bremen.de
- A vaccination can be requested, but cannot be claimed.
- Vaccination shall be on voluntary basis and give to the seafarer based on free will.
- It is recommended to only vaccinate half of the crew at a time, in view of possible side effects.