Port of Long Beach vaccinates visiting sailors

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International crews arriving at both the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles are receiving the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine in a partnership between the Ports, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and the National Guard.  So far, 452 crewmembers on 27 ships visiting San Pedro Bay have voluntarily received a vaccine, with 477 more sailors aboard 29 ships booked. The new initiative ensures the health of workers who deliver essential goods during the ongoing pandemic, utilizing a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit for those on board vessels calling on San Pedro Bay. The program administers the vaccine to visiting crews at no charge.

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