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COVID-19: What is the risk to children?

The Food and Drug Administration is yet to authorise a COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 12, and paediatric COVID-19 cases have been rising.

UK regulator approves COVID booster shots

The approval by the British medical regulator of the Pfizer vaccine to be used as booster shots moves Cayman a step closer to offering boosters to local residents.

Health minister hopes FDA vaccine approval will allay fears

Health Minister Sabrina Turner says she hopes that the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will ease the fears of people who are refusing to be inoculated due to safety concerns.

Ministers’ Association: Religion no reason not to take vaccine

The Cayman Ministers’ Association has dismissed claims that religion should be used as a reason to refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fresh vaccine supply set to arrive on BA flight

Cayman is set to receive 11,700 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines on Wednesday's British Airways flight, Governor Martyn Roper has confirmed.

Pfizer vaccine approved for 12-15 year olds in Cayman

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved to be administered to 12-15 year olds in Cayman.

UK regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds

The UK's health regulator has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children aged 12-15, meaning Cayman is also likely to begin offering the shots to this age group soon.

Crosstalk catch-up: Dr. John Lee on ‘reinvigorated’ vaccination drive

Cayman's Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee appeared on today's Crosstalk to discuss Cayman's vaccination drive and what it means for plans to re-open the Islands' borders.

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.
The premier said Cayman can reopen its borders once 70-80% of the entire population had been vaccinated.

70% of Cayman’s over-16s vaccinated

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.

Leader of the Opposition adds his voice to vaccination push

Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart is encouraging everyone across Cayman who has not yet been vaccinated to do so "as soon as possible". In...

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.

Turks and Caicos makes COVID vaccines mandatory for work-permit holders

Covid-19 vaccinations have been made mandatory for work permit holders in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The premier said Cayman can reopen its borders once 70-80% of the entire population had been vaccinated.

8,000 more adults must be vaccinated for 80% coverage

Cayman has administered a total of 60,637 vaccines with 33,544 people having received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This equates to 52% of Cayman estimated population of 65,000.
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61% of Cayman’s eligible population vaccinated

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday that 61% of Cayman's adult population has now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

11 test positive for COVID-19

Out of a batch of 1,004 tests, 11 travellers returned positive results for COVID-19, according to the chief medical officer's report on Tuesday.
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.
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41% of Cayman’s total population receive first vaccine dose

According to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee's daily COVID-19 update, 41% – or 26,321 – of the jurisdiction's total population have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. 

Governor: Quarantine breach prosecutions ‘complex’

In the wake of a fresh quarantine breach this week and a lack of convictions for the offence, since last year's high-profile sentencing of Skylar Mack and Vanjae Ramgeet, the Governor stressed it was important to let the judicial process "run its course".

15K COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive

Cayman has five new COVID-19 cases, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed, hours after the arrival of Cayman's largest shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 from the United Kingdom.

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.

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.

3 new COVID cases among travellers

Of the 339 most recent COVID-19 test results, three were found to be positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported on Friday.

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.

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.

Lee: COVID-19 vaccinations near 4,500

Close to 4500 people have rolled up their sleeves for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 jab in the first week of Cayman's national vaccination plan, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee shared Saturday.

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.

Production of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine ramps up

Pfizer and BioNTech, which developed the first approved COVID-19 vaccine on the market, are ramping up production and expect to produce 2 billion doses this year.

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.

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