In its daily update, issued this afternoon (4 May), the Ministry of Health said that 70% of Cayman’s population aged over 16 have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

That works out to 36,709 people vaccinated, which equates to 56% of Cayman’s total estimated population of 65,000. 

In addition, 49% of the total population have completed the two-dose course, according to the update.

Government officials under the previous administration had previously stated that once Cayman reached a target of fully inoculating 75-80% of the population aged over 16 – between 38,900 and 41,500 people – quarantine and other COVID restrictions could be lifted and the borders could reopen.

Hitting the 70% mark comes as several officials charged with managing Cayman’s COVID-19 response – including Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee and Governor Martyn Roper – have publicly appealed for the population to come forward and get vaccinated, before the current supplies expire at the end of June.

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The total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to date is 68,459.

In this latest update, Lee also reported that 231 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since Monday, 3 May, and all were negative.

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  1. Does anyone know if that 75-80% vaccination rate is based on people receiving one dose, or are we waiting for people to receive both doses before the island opens? It’s never made clear in the news articles.

  2. I’m fully vaccinated and count as part of the population. I’m an active registered voter. I had my vaccine overseas due to family health issues. Where do I register my vaccine so that I can be counted and help to open the borders? Thank you.