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Vaccination site moves to airport this week

Vaccination site moves to airport this week

| 27/01/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): All public vaccinations this week will take place at the offsite COVID-19 vaccine clinic located in the ticketing area of Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). There has been no explanation by public officials why the airport in George Town has became the main vaccination site, rather than a healthcare facility, for airport workers and […]

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UK COVID variant confirmed in travellers

UK COVID variant confirmed in travellers

| 26/01/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A selection of COVID-19 positive samples were sent overseas by Cayman’s Public Health Department for genomic sequencing and three have been identified as the British variant, which confirms that travellers coming into the Cayman Islands have brought the more infectious and possibly more virulent strain of the coronavirus here. The samples were sent just […]

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Second vaccine doses underway

Second vaccine doses underway

| 26/01/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Those who received the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines that arrived in Cayman earlier this month will begin receiving their second dose this week, as Public Health staff simultaneously continue the roll out of the first dose to all of those in the first stage. Cayman’s next batch of 9,750 vaccines is […]

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COVID-19 positive traveller in ICU

COVID-19 positive traveller in ICU

| 23/01/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): A traveller who tested positive for the coronavirus on arrival here recently is now in the intensive care unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital, public health officials have confirmed. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said the patient is not on a ventilator and is in a stable condition. The authorities have not released […]

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West Bay clinic overwhelmed by vaccine seekers

West Bay clinic overwhelmed by vaccine seekers

| 21/01/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Dozens and dozens of West Bay residents converged on the small district clinic on Wednesday when it began offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those in the first category. According to various people who turned up for their shot at 8am when the clinic opened, staff were overwhelmed and disorganised. People were told to go […]

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New rules don’t reflect border opening date

New rules don’t reflect border opening date

| 21/01/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Changes to of some of the existing COVID-19 restrictions, including an increase in the number of people allowed to attend outdoor public gatherings, all of which have been put in place for three months, do not have any impact on the border opening date, officials have said. New regulations and a notice to extend […]

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Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

| 20/01/2021 | 50 Comments

(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 […]

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Over 5,300 get first dose of COVID vaccine

Over 5,300 get first dose of COVID vaccine

| 19/01/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The COVID-19 vaccination plan continues apace with 5,339 people having received their first dose within two weeks of the Pfizer shots arriving here. Following government’s decision to use up all 9,750 doses of the vaccine that were delivered on 5 January for first shots and give the second from new supplies of up to […]

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Six COVID positives among pre-tested travellers

Six COVID positives among pre-tested travellers

| 18/01/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Another six people tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to the latest figures released by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, despite the requirement that people take a test three days before travelling here. The six positive coronavirus test results were in asymptomatic travellers and among a batch of 459 tests results, […]

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Policy change over reserved 2nd vaccine dose

Policy change over reserved 2nd vaccine dose

| 16/01/2021 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials will now be using up all of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines that arrived in the Cayman Islands on 5 January. This is a change of policy, as they previously said they were retaining half of them to deliver a second dose in the middle of next month to those who were […]

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Under 800 vaccine courses left

Under 800 vaccine courses left

| 14/01/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Cayman will have to wait at least one week, possibly two, before it gets more vaccines but it will likely run out of the COVID-19 shot tomorrow. This will stall the National Vaccine Programme, which has seen a rush of those in the first group take up the voluntary shot. Just a week after […]

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