Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

| 20/01/2021 | 50 Comments
Cayman News Service
People queue for the COVID-19 vaccine at the North Side Clinic on Wednesday

(CNS): There is still no evidence that demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down in any significant way here in the Cayman Islands, after another 697 people received the first dose of the Pfizer shots over the last 24 hours. Public health officials have now administered 5,946 vaccines in people falling into the first tiers, which includes the over 70s, people with serious health conditions, healthcare and institutional staff, as well as front-line workers interacting with travellers.

There was good news from the test results, as there were no positive cases of coronavirus among the 423 COVID-19 tests that were carried out over the last day. However, there are still 38 active cases of the virus among the 1,312 travellers in isolation and quarantine, eight of whom have symptoms of COVID-19.

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  1. Annie says:

    I personally know so many people who jumped the line and got jabs that should of gone to more deserving persons. It is disgusting. Yet these line jumpers are proud. Anyone who thought Caymanians might be adverse to taking the vaccine waswrong. We all want to go to Miami, all of our undies have holes, and are in need of a Dolphin Mall infusion.

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS – can you asked why the rate of vaccinations has slowed down so much? At the end of Jan 8, they were so excited that 1,000 had been given in a day and a half. Now two weeks later and just at 6,000? Why so many days off in the vaccination schedule? Get these jabs into arms! Run the vaccination clinic 24/7 until running out of vaccines in each shipment. Even if they are saving half for the second shot each time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hear hear! I called HSA and was told “we need time off too, you know”. We are in a global pandemic!! Surely it should be possible to muster up people from private clinics etc to assist in giving jabs all over the island? We should have been done giving them out in one week!

      • Anonymous says:

        And they haven’t even announced a schedule for the 5 ‘business’ days next week!
        Will it only be given for a couple of hours each day again?
        And why only in the mornings???

  3. Anonymous says:

    How about students returning to the UK. Now the highest death rate per capita in the world.

    • Anonymous says:

      Life is full of choices.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed anyone returning to the UK should get the vaccine but point of order; Belgium is even worse per capita with much of the rest of Europe and USA the same within error range.

    • Anonymous says:

      I thought that only persons of a certain age should get it and children of a certain age should not.

  4. Anon says:

    Very misleading headline. You are not ‘vaccinated’ until you have had the second dose, and also the first dose has no impact and provides no immunity for at least 3 weeks

    • Anonymous says:

      You are misleading as well…..It has not been proven you get immunity from the Vaccine…Maybe just that you get a mild asymptomatic case.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why are a well known supermarket forcing their staff to have the vaccine by telling them it is mandatory to have it (its not) lots of them there today jan 21st.

  6. Anonymous says:

    With the Pfizer shutdown in Europe, can anyone in Government confirm the next shipment of COVID vaccines will actually arrived on Jan. 28 so we can get our second dose?

    • Say it like it is says:

      My son-in-laws father who is 75 and has had Type 1 diabetes for 40 years and lives in the UK, has no idea when he will get his first shot, my sister-in-law who is 76 is in the same situation.Boris has said that the Pfizer shut down will cause further delays. Given these circumstances how long can we rely on handouts on the BA flights, we should look at sourcing our own supplies of vaccine as a backup.

  7. Anonymous says:

    wish they would let us know the plan for next week and the following weeks….
    they won’t because there is no plan…

    • Anonymous says:

      The plan is to continue administering the vaccine to themselves and every last supporter, enabler, family member, friend and civil servant, so that they are all safe when the borders are opened, and then give the rest of us whatever comes whenever it comes and if we get sick or die oh well at least the hotels will be open again and the Premier will stop getting WhatsApps from the whining Ritz manager. That is the plan.

  8. Anonymous says:

    When will teachers be able to get the vaccine? Under 40.

  9. Anonymous says:

    How can you find out what age groups are being vaccinated? Is there a schedule with when the different age groups are to get their vaccine – for example, those people in their 50’s, when will they be able to get their vaccine?

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am not sure I understand the plan. With a population of over 50,000 are only 6,000 to be safe before the borders open?

    • Anonymous says:

      Ummmm…you really think the border opening plan is going to remain the same? With the state of the world there is zero percent chance we are opening in March.

    • Not Anon says:

      10:47. Please visit the HSA website for information

      • Anonymous says:

        They outline the priority groups, but no timeline for when those might get vaccinated. Indeed no idea who will be offered the shot even next week! The posted timetable expired yesterday.

    • Anonymous says:

      The borders aren’t opening any time soon.

  11. Anonymous says:

    It’s fortunate that 10% are on the path to full vaccination. The first dose gets the short-memory T-cells to recognize the spike protein. There isn’t necessarily lasting vaccination B-cell memory until a few weeks after the 2nd dose booster shot. Then the subject is considered vaccinated…but for how long, we still don’t have data. 5 months? BNT162b2 is still an experimental “Emergency Use Authorization” vaccine, building the data set as it goes. We need to return to truth-based expectations and have a reopening policy based on realities here and elsewhere. March isn’t a realistic plan. We must remove the electioneering from the medical timetable determining public health policy, and possibly life and death decisions. CDC shows that 50% of those hospitalized with serious COVID illness in the USA are under age 50 and without comorbidities. Let’s not be in a hurry to bring those scenes here.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t believe the thumbs down actually read your post, but well done.

    • Spike Protein says:

      9.26am I have been taking my Tami Flu which I understand is 98.761% effective against Covid and lasts 10 years, but you have me really worried as I’m not sure if I have a comorbidity, if I don’t, will that be a problem?.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Not sure which emoji is which now – which one is happy???

    • Anonymous says:

      exactly! I don’t want to click on the one crying with joy nor the one smirking but the one with zzzz is not the right one either .. can we please just have a smiley

      CNS: OK, I have changed it back. I though you all might like a change but maybe that wasn’t such a good idea.

      • Anonymous says:

        LOL CNS. Dat wha you get when you try to be fancy!

      • Anonymous says:

        CNS, Why?
        Older people ‘have difficulty adapting to change’ But if older people stop trying to adapt they run the risk of becoming apathetic, which has been shown in some cases to precede cognitive decline and dementia.

    • Anonymous says:

      Put the cursor over the emoji and it will tell you- in words. #2 is Happy.

  13. Anonymous says:

    CNS: It includes over 60s, too, now.

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