UKクラブのCrew Health teamは、フィリピン船員のワクチン接種の要件が変更したとの情報を入手しました。フィリピンでは9月にポリオの集団発生が確認されていることから、現在10か国でフィリピン船員に対してポリオ・ワクチン接種とその証明書を要件としています。
The Club Crew Health team have been alerted to a change in the requirements for vaccination and certification of Filipino crewmembers visiting certain ports. The situation was first noted by IMEC and further confirmed by UK Club approved clinics in Manila and Club Correspondents Pandiman.
Members are advised the Philippines declared an outbreak of POLIO in September this year and a number of countries have reacted by introducing a requirement for polio vaccine from Filipino seafarers.
Currently there are 10 Countries requiring POLIO Vaccination Certificates from Filipino
Travelers and these are:
Pandiman advise people travelling from the Philippines to check the immunization requirements of the country they are going to, and if required, receive a dose of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) before departure and get their International Certificate of Vaccination from the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) to serve as proof of their vaccination.
Pandiman’s full ALON notice is attached for reference.
The official Philippines DOH advisory can be found here.
The latest addition in chronological order was Indonesia and the official notification from the Filipino Shipowners Association can be found here.
People going and/or coming from Philippine to Indonesia, they are required to be vaccinated against Polio (IPV-Inactivated poliovirus Vaccine), to prevent dissemination of poliovirus disease, and must produce a valid (ICVInternational Certificate of Vaccination).