Chilean sanitary authorities recognise port workers as ‘keyworkers’ and ‘essential personnel’, ensuring they are a priority group for vaccination against coronavirus – recognition of the important role they play in keeping trade moving.
It is important to give visibility to these countries where there is recognition to port workers, and Chile has stood out within Latin America for leading the vaccination process in the region, inoculating essential personnel since December 2020, starting with health front-line workers, a campaign that went on through January 2021. Starting in February the Health Ministry began the massive vaccination process for the entire population, prioritizing the elderly and other essential workers not related to the health front-line, among which are the port workers of the country.
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