The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) Covid-19 Working Group (C-19 WG) will host a working group webinar on Covid-19 vaccines for the marine transportation system workforce.

The webinar will be held on March 3, 2021, from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST. The event will include remarks from Rear Adm. Richard Timme, chair, CMTS Coordinating Board and assistant commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S Coast Guard, and Ms. Lucinda Lessley, acting administrator, Maritime Administration (invited).

The presenter for the webinar will be Cmdr. Alice M. Shumate, U.S. 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).

Topics will include:
• 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

To access the webinar:

To join:
Telcon: 404-443-2170; Access Code: 60061206#

Note: Please log-in at the above link 30 minutes in advance to download any plug-ins and test your system’s compatibility with Webex. If you cannot access the computer audio, please call into the conference line. For more information, please contact [email protected].