Lines at vaccine clinics signal increased uptake of jab

Since news broke of two positive COVID-19 cases within the community, there has been a marked increase in the number of residents seen queuing at vaccination clinics.

People were seen lining up at the Camana Bay clinic on Friday, as well as the clinic in West Bay on Thursday night.

Cayman Compass reporter Andrel Harris was one of the vaccine recipients.

As of Thursday, 52,622 people, or 74% of the estimated population, have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 50,011, or 70%, having had both.

Speaking at Thursday’s press briefing, Health Minister Sabrina Turner once again implored the community to get vaccinated.

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“I must again reiterate that the core element of our protection is, and will be for the foreseeable future, the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine, by the majority of our eligible population.”

Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, who took the vaccine last month, urged others to follow suit.

“It is for your benefit,” she said, “I ask you again, Cayman, is there not a cause to sit and think and be still, that it is in your interest to wear the mask and get the vaccination?”

Donna Getting Vaccinated!

So pleased that this lady who leads our press conferences and also happens to live in my area of Newlands made the decision to get herself vaccinated, despite her fears. Thank you Donna Bush for making the right decision for yourself and your country.#CommunityCreatesCountry #GetVaccinated #CaymanIslands

Posted by Wayne Panton MP for Newlands on Friday, September 10, 2021

 

Good morning! Our very own Director of News (CIG TV), Donna Bush, recently took the COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination clinic in West Bay last night! 👏🏽 Do your part Cayman! Go get vaccinated. 💉

Posted by Sabrina Turner – MP for Prospect on Friday, September 10, 2021

 

Another one of our Newlands peeps got vaccinated! So proud of this lovely lady Juliet Williams and glad I could be there to congratulate you!#CommunityCreatesCountry #GetVaccinated #AllInThisTogether

Posted by Wayne Panton MP for Newlands on Friday, September 10, 2021

Schedule of vaccination clinics for September.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Vaccination fears drummed up by people from ignorance or a desire for mischief making.

    Rather than watching YouTube videos from conspiracy theorists please do your own research. For example the New England Journal of Medicine.
    Or just look around you at the 40,000 + people who have been vaccinated locally. How many have been made seriously ill by the vaccine? None.