The looming crisis in India is highlighting the desperate need for seafarers to be a priority for immunization. India supplies 14 per cent of the world’s global seafarer workforce. Seafarers have endured significant hardships during the pandemic, including prolonged periods in ships extending well beyond one year and the impossibility of crew changes due to border closures, while their families suffered the effects of the pandemic in their home countries. Esben Poulsson, the chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, urged all trading nations to prioritize the immunization of seafarers who have facilitated the movement of critical goods during the pandemic. In Canada, a working group of the National Seafarer Welfare Board is examining this situation ahead of making formal recommendations to the Federal Government. With an abundance of vaccines, the United States is already vaccinating foreign seafarers.