Port of Miami Vaccinating Cruise Port Workers and Cruise Ship Members
Approximately 900 crew members will be getting vaccinated this week.
The port of Miami has joined Port Canaveral in starting to administer vaccines to port workers and cruise ship crew. “Vaccinating crew members is key to getting passenger cruises safely sailing again, putting hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work – including tens of thousands here in our community,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Miami-Dade County is committed to getting shots in arms and to making vaccination as accessible as possible for all, particularly the workers who power our economy. We know that very serious conversations are underway to resume. The CDC recognizes that vaccines are really the critical change that will allow us to get back to safe cruising, and we’re very, very hopeful that we’ll see cruising from this for this summer.” Levine Cava added that several of the cruise lines are in conversations with the CDC and Miami-Dade County is backing them 100%.“We try to bring all of our cruise companies together to speak with one voice because as a county, we want to be sure that we take the measures necessary to protect our residents or visitors or workers,” she said.