Celebrity Edge Crew To Get Booster Shot Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec 17, 2021

Celebrity Cruises crew aboard the Celebrity Edge will get booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine this weekend after the ship completes its 7-Night Puerto Rico, St.Thomas & St. Maarten cruise. The booster jab is mandatory for all eligible crew.

The crew onboard Celebrity Edge received an email informing them about the new RCG Vaccine Policy and the date of the vaccination. “Booster vaccines is a crucial step forward as we work to stay ahead of the virus and keep everyone safe. For this reason, booster vaccines will be required and will become part of our Royal Caribbean Group Vaccine Policy.” RCG letter reads in parts.

Vaccinations will take place on Sunday December 19, at the Normandie Restaurant after the ship arrives at its homeport Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The crew will be receiving the Pfizer booster which is mRNA type approved by the WHO, FDA (U.S.) and EMA (E.U.).

The FDA initially authorized the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shot vaccines for specific high-risk individuals. In November, the FDA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the green light for all adults to receive a booster shot six months after their second vaccination. Since October, the FDA and CDC have recommended a second vaccination for recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least two months after their first jab.