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More than 1,100 get jabs on Saturday vaccination drive

The government's ramped-up COVID-19 vaccination drive, which included offering prizes to people to show up to get their shots, attracted 1,138 people on Saturday.

Mandate vaccines for visitors

We must insist that when we open our borders to visitors they be vaccinated for COVID. This is our choice and the choice of...

Vacation property owner wants to return to Cayman

I am a fully vaccinated owner of property on Grand Cayman who cannot visit without a 10-day quarantine.  If we have to wait for the...

New data from Bermuda, England confirms vaccine effectiveness

New data and reports from Bermuda and the UK have confirmed the real-life effectiveness of vaccines in protecting against severe illness and death.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 10 May – 31 May

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 10 May – 31 May 2021.

A plea for everyone to get vaccinated

Last week I boarded a public bus as I normally do. I’ve lived in several countries where it is rude to be loud. If...

COVID vaccine approval for over-12s expected this week

The US Food and Drug Administration is this week expected to approve the distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15.
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Can employers insist staff get the COVID-19 vaccination?

Employers in certain industries such as social care would likely be within their legal rights to insist that their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19, according to analysis from Cayman Islands law firm HSM.

Lee: Get first vaccine shot by 9 June

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee is urging people who have not yet received their COVID-19 shots to ensure they get their first dose by 9 June as the vaccines on island will expire at the end of that month.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 26 April – 8 May

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 26th April – 8th May 2021.

Governor urges more jabs as vaccination numbers taper off

Governor Martyn Roper has said the drop in COVID-19 vaccinations is concerning as he reiterated his call for more members of the public to get the jab.

Lee: ‘Business as usual’ for COVID vaccination programme

Cayman's COVID-19 response and national vaccination programme have not been affected by the ongoing wrangling by local elected Members of Parliament locked in negotiations to form a coalition government.

COVID vaccines leading to some breast cancer scares

One possible side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines is swollen lymph nodes, which has led to breast cancer scares for some women who have found lumps in their armpits after being vaccinated.

More than 100 vaccinated at youth drive

Public health officials say 123 people aged between 16 and 24 received their COVID-19 vaccines at an inoculation drive and street party on Friday.

Just over a quarter of under-30s vaccinated

Only 28% of people aged between 16 and 30 have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Cayman, officials announced today.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 12-24 April

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 12-24 April for residents of the Cayman Islands

Slower uptake in COVID vaccines worries governor

The last scheduled batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived on island from the United Kingdom today, meaning Cayman now has enough vaccinations to inoculate 90% of its adult population.
Tourists relax on Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach

When will enough people be vaccinated to reopen Cayman’s borders?

Cayman's vaccine rollout is progressing fast, but even that may not be enough to quickly reach the targets currently set for a border reopening.

New quarantine requirements enacted

From today, Cayman's new quarantine requirements for arriving vaccinated travellers are in effect.
Nurse prepares COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 22 March – 10 April

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 22 March – 10 April for residents of the Cayman Islands

Open Cayman to vaccinated visitors

While I understand the premier’s first responsibility regarding COVID-19 is the safety of the Cayman people, I do question why decisions seem to have...
The premier said Cayman can reopen its borders once 70-80% of the entire population had been vaccinated.

1,761 COVID-19 vaccines delivered on Saturday

In Monday's COVID report, the Chief Medical Officer announced a significant milestone in government's efforts to vaccinate 70-80% of the population.
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More than quarter of population vaccinated

As of 4 March, 25.5% of the population, or 16,603 people, had received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while 8,805 of those had completed the two-dose course, according to health officials.

Vaccinations open to all residents

From Friday, 5 March, the COVID-19 vaccination will be open to all three stages, starting in alphabetical order, health officials announced today.
Nurse prepares COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 5 March – 20 March

COVID-19 vaccination will be open to all three stages, starting in Alpha order.

Time to let vaccinated travellers in without quarantine

Although I fully supported the government’s standing and protocol for travellers to the island for the past 12 months, I think it is about...

Next shipment of COVID vaccines confirmed

Cayman's fourth shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will arrive on 11 March, Governor Martyn Roper has confirmed.

81% of Cayman’s over-60s receive COVID vaccines

The Cayman Islands is moving closer to its target of vaccinating 90% of its over-60 population, with 81% having received at least one of the two-dose COVID-19 inoculation by Friday.

CARICOM insists on equitable distribution of vaccines

As regional neighbours begin the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, 14 independent CARICOM states have insisted, in a resolution adopted Wednesday, on the equitable distribution of doses.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 15 February – 6 March

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 15 February - 6 March

70% of over-60s now vaccinated

As of Monday, 70% of Cayman’s over-60 population had received at least one COVID-19 vaccination, according to health officials.

Cayman declines allotted tranche of vaccines from COVAX

The Cayman Islands government has opted to forego its first tranche of COVAX vaccines allowing thousands of doses to be released to other countries in desperate need of supplies, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule week of 8th February

The COVID-19 vaccination programme focus for week 8th February is Dose 2 for persons due from Stage 1, Group A, B and C.

14-day quarantine to remain until 90% of over-60s vaccinated

Cayman’s current quarantine and testing requirements will remain in place until 90% of the islands' over-60 population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced on Thursday.

Britain explores mixed COVID vaccine shots as variants threaten

British researchers are to explore mixing doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in a world first trial aimed at finding new ways to swiftly reduce coronavirus infections as new mutated variants emerge.

Lee appeals to elderly to take vaccine as his parents get their shots

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has made a personal appeal to elderly people in Cayman to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccinations cross 10K mark; confirmed cases hit 400

Cayman's total vaccinations passed 10,000 on Tuesday as the country logged two new COVID-19 cases, taking the national tally to 400.

Just over half of over-70s vaccinated

Around 57% of Cayman's over-70 population has received the COVID-19 vaccine, health officials said this week.

Premier: No timeline for reopening

Cayman's March border reopening appears to be off the table, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who said government has no timeline when it comes to unlocking Cayman’s borders.

COVID vaccination schedule week of 1 February

The COVID-19 vaccination programme continues for all persons in Stage 1, Groups A, B, C and Stage 2, Group A.

Governor’s Office ‘hopeful’ EU-UK vaccine row won’t impact Cayman

Hours before Cayman's second batch of COVID-19 vaccines were due to arrive at Owen Roberts International Airport on Thursday, the Governor's Office said it was hopeful that the future supply of vaccines would not be disrupted by an ongoing row between the European Union and the UK over the distribution of the inoculations.

Housebound patients receive vaccines

As part of Cayman's national vaccination programme, 76 homebound patients received their COVID-19 inoculation on Tuesday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said in a release issued Wednesday.

Britain says it will work with EU to avoid vaccine disruption

Britain will be able to work with the European Union to ensure there is no disruption to vaccine supplies, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday, arguing protectionism was not right during a pandemic.

Vaccinations move to Stage 2 this week

Vaccinations under stage two of government's national COVID-19 inoculation programme will begin Wednesday, the Public Health Department has announced.

Almost 5,000 receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Cayman's COVID-19 inoculations neared the 5,000 mark Monday as the national vaccination programme to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech jab entered week two.

Six travellers test positive for COVID-19

Six travellers have test positive for COVID-19 and are now in isolation where they will remain until they are considered to have recovered, so said Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee on Friday 15 Jan.

Gov’t changes course on vaccination plan

Government has shifted gears in its national vaccination plan opting now to administer all its available Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines in its ongoing inoculation programme.

Poll: Should visitors be required to show proof of vaccination?

With a possible reopening of the islands to tourists at the end of March, should proof of a COVID-19 vaccination be a requirement for visitors to the Cayman Islands?

Cayman awaits next vaccine batch; governor urges patience

Cayman is likely to exhaust its first tranche of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines this week, and it remains unclear when the next batch will arrive.

Cayman Brac receives COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations commenced on Cayman Brac Sunday with around 170 rolling up their sleeves to take the jab as government's national vaccination programme continued.

Hundreds respond to COVID-19 vaccine call

Local seniors, some using wheelchairs and walkers, were among the hundreds of people making their way to the Cayman Islands Hospital Friday as they responded to government's call to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact check: COVID-19 vaccine FAQs and myths

There have been a lot of questions surrounding the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that is currently being administered in Cayman. Here we answer some of them and also look at some of the myths and rumours have that been circulating.

HSA launches alphabet time slots for COVID-19 vaccinations

The Health Services will be conducting alphabetized time slots for the administering of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations on Friday, Medical Officer Dr. Samuel Williams Rodriquez announced.

Premier: ‘Do the right thing and get vaccinated’

Premier Alden McLaughlin urged everyone in Cayman to 'do our duty' and take the COVID-19 vaccine and help the island return to normalcy.

Local leaders take the COVID-19 vaccine jab

Cayman's leaders have became the first individuals on island to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

HSA staffers undergo COVID-19 vaccine training

Staff at the Health Services Authority spent Wednesday being trained on administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as Cayman prepares to roll out its national COVID-19 vaccination programme, which starts Thursday.

Vaccine roll-out starts Thursday

With Cayman's first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines now on island, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said government will commence its national vaccination plan Thursday when he and Governor Martyn Roper takes the inaugural jabs.

COVID vaccine expected to arrive Tuesday

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in the Cayman Islands Tuesday afternoon, according to Government Information Services. 

Specialised testing for new COVID-19 strain not available in Cayman

While countries have already flagged cases of the new variant of the COVID-19 virus there is no way for Cayman to determine whether recent positive patients have this new strain.

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine gets UK green light

The United Kingdom has approved the Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use.

Lee: COVID-19 vaccines to arrive next week

Cayman's first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to arrive on the British Airways flight scheduled for Tuesday, 5 Jan., Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed.

What’s the plan for reopening Cayman to tourism?

Interesting article about the upcoming vaccine distribution (see Premier: Reopening plans hinge on COVID vaccine programme). Yet not one word was said about opening...

Vaccinated travellers to be exempted from quarantine

Although being vaccinated against COVID-19 will form part of Cayman's new border-entry protocols in the new year, the inoculation will not be mandatory.

Cayman to roll-out COVID-19 vaccinations in January

Cayman will be rolling out a mass inoculation campaign starting early January once COVID-19 vaccines arrive on local shores, Premier Alden McLaughlin said.

No timetable yet on COVID-19 vaccines for Cayman

Even as the UK rolled out its vaccination campaign on Tuesday using the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, there is no word yet on when Cayman will follow suit.

First person in world receives Pfizer COVID vaccine

Margaret Keenan, the 90-year-old grandmother who became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine outside of a trial in Britain on Tuesday, has a message for others: "Go for it" to beat the devastating disease.

Premier: Reopening plans hinge on COVID vaccine programme

Premier Alden McLaughlin on Wednesday described the UK’s approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine as “very good news”, adding it has significant implications for Cayman.

UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; rollout begins next week

The UK has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for its population in the fight against COVID-19.

UK orders 350 million COVID vaccines; Cayman among OTs to benefit

Britain has ordered over 350 million doses of the Oxford University and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which will also be extended to Overseas Territories including Cayman, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday.

Poll: Will you get a COVID-19 vaccination?

A possible breakthrough in vaccine development was welcome news to a weary world exhausted and frustrated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

A COVID-19 vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech has been found to be more than 90% effective. If the vaccine is approved, vaccination shots for coronavirus could be available by the end of this year, the companies said.

FAQ: Cayman’s COVID-19 vaccine trial

The scientists behind Cayman's COVID-19 vaccine trial spoke to the Cayman Compass about their methodology and why they want to conduct the first phase of human trials on the island.

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