Almost 1/4 of adults have had COVID jab

| 02/03/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): According to the latest figures released by Public Health officials, 15,386 adults, or almost 24% of the estimated population, have now received at least one shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Cayman Islands. Over 13%, or 8,622 people, have already completed the two-dose course and more than 24,000 shots in total have administered.

Meanwhile, official said Tuesday that all of the 209 results from the latest batch of screening tests for the coronavirus were negative.

There are currently 30 active cases in people either in isolation or quarantine. Just one person is suffering symptoms.

Anyone with travel questions should contact the Travel Cayman team via email TravelCayman@gov.ky
or call 1-345-945-0556 / 1-345-946-7858
Phone lines are open Monday through Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

Breach Tips Hotline: 943-7233 (943 SAFE)

See the consent form and the Vaccination Plan Brochure in the CNS Library here.

For more details on the vaccination programme and the vaccination schedule, visit the HSA website here. And for testing to accommodate new international requirements, see here.

For more information on COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands, visit the CIG site here.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m not getting a jab. No way, no how!

  2. Anonymous says:

    What immigration controls? The fingerprint machine? LOL

    • Anonymous says:

      Passport ID barcodes are scanned in/out at the airport/port authority and reconciled to manifests and years of little white cardboard exit cards. CI Immigration/WORC have digital records of every entry exit for every person going back at least into the 1990s. Don’t believe me? You can go there, pay a fee and wait while they print out a long streamer document of all the travel history. I guess everybody wonders how they can possess such robust data files on everyone (including non-traveler birth/deaths) and yet, not have any ballpark figure on how many people live here, at every second.

      • Anonymous says:

        Exit cards are rarely looked for in my times going through the airport. More likely airlines furnish the information.

      • Anonymous says:

        Well if you only measure people going in and out legally, and have no clue on the domestic population and who is actually a Caymanian, it’s no surprise you don’t know the total size of the population.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Open up the vaccines to everyone and lets get this moving..We have the vaccines sitting in the refrigerators at the HSA..Let’s start getting them into arms and out of the refrigerators.

    Let’s do a 1000 a day and get this over and done with..Christmas is coming Dr. Lee..

    • Anonymous says:

      100%

    • Anonymous says:

      It seems like the Cayman Islands will deliver vaccine into everyone’s arm (that want one) a month or two before the USA gets there, and probably 6-8 months ahead of 3rd world places like Canada. Maybe Israel is a few weeks ahead, but Cayman’s rollout isn’t running any slower than our immediate airlift markets. Hats off to all of those who are contributing to this effort. A period that will be seared into memories for the rest of our lifetime.

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        Canada is not third world.

      • Anonymous says:

        Canada tops America as the world’s favorite workplace

        • Anonymous says:

          Oh yeah you go there and see what it feels like to pay 46% in taxes in a low currency. Cayman is the place to be to make money as long as you can avoid Cayman costs I.e. having a kid and school fees are tens of thousands of dollars per year NUTS!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m not sure that you understand the complexity of the vaccine clinics. Keep in mind that most of those nurses that you see in the airport are working at this as their second job, they also work either at the hospital or in a doctors office or elsewhere. There is not enough staff to give 1000+ vaccines a day, these people have to do their jobs and then fill in and do that job. Give them a break, they’re doing the most they possibly can, and I think they’re doing a stellar job. The other thing you need to keep in mind is that The vaccines themselves have to be kept at a certain temperature and must be thrown away after just a couple of hours. They have to go and pick up new vaccines every two hours, and bring them over. It’s not just a matter of opening this thing up and just giving everyone shots like the Oprah show giving out cars, there is a whole lot of juggling going on behind the scenes to get this to work.

      • Anonymous says:

        I understand what you are saying but a lot of people have commented on how few people were actually there getting vaccinated when they went. There should at least be a steady queue of people getting vaccinated for the entire time it’s operating. It seems like they are just waiting around for people from certain categories to show up rather than focusing on getting everyone vaccinated. All the vaccines we have should be used up before the next batch comes in otherwise this is going to take even longer. If people from that category aren’t showing up, move on to people that actually want it.

        • bongo says:

          I went for my jab yesterday afternoon, there was a constant line of people waiting while I was there

        • Dez says:

          There were full seats both times I went. It was steadily busy.

          Beginning tomorrow (March 5), vaccines are open to everyone—all catagories, so warm up your arm, your time has arrived!!

        • Anonymous says:

          Indeed. Both times I was at the airport to get vaccinated, I had absolutely no wait. The situation may have changed now as we approach election and reopening of borders, but prior to this, there were nurses standing around with nobody to vaccinate.
          Yes, they are doing a stellar job, but the issue is that there was no queue because people were being turned away. So it was a waste of their time to have 10 booths when 5 would probably have sufficed.
          As for having to throw away vacccine after a couple of hours because there might not have been enough people to receive it … isn’t that the crux of the matter?! People being turned away because it was not their turn, but vaccine possibly being disposed of?????

      • Anonymous says:

        The UK, which supplied the vaccine, is using laypeople to give the vaccine. It doesn’t need an RN to give a needle.
        Preparing the needles, and asking the required questions, yes, but to give is easy.
        1) wipe site with sterilizer pad
        2) remove cover
        3) insert needle
        4) press plunger
        5) remove needle and throw in sharps bin
        6) band aid.

        Simple.

    • Anonymous says:

      But no cruise ships!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why do we have an estimate of population? There is no way we should not know within 50 people! We spend millions on the ESO and immigration controls.

    • Anonymous says:

      This.

    • Anonymous says:

      Census was supposed to happen in 2020 but never took place for some absurd reason.

      • Anonymous says:

        The absurd reason might just have been a global pandemic.

        • Anonymous says:

          Excuses! Government keeps bragging that they got Cayman to “Covid free” status. Census could have easily happened.

          Other countries managed to do it while ACTUALLY having Covid cases to worry about.

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