Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

Over 1,100 people turn up for COVID shots

Over 1,100 people turn up for COVID shots

| 10/05/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The vaccination drive organised by the PACT Government on Saturday appears to have been a great success as hundreds of people turned out to get their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, boosting the stalled national programme and increasing the number of those having had at least one dose to around 38,500, approximately 60% […]

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Public health hopes for weekend vaccine surge

Public health hopes for weekend vaccine surge

| 07/05/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials are hoping for a surge of people seeking the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination drive on Saturday at the airport clinic, with the government members not yet vaccinated will be getting their shots. The goal is to attract the many adults here who have not yet had their first shot with […]

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Just 51 people added to vaccine tally

Just 51 people added to vaccine tally

| 06/05/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Just 51 more people had their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine over the last day, according to Public Health. Government is gearing up to launch a new vaccination drive at the weekend as the clock ticks on the expiration of the existing stocks of the Pfizer doses at the end of June, which […]

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Gov’t to introduce prize draw for vaccines

Gov’t to introduce prize draw for vaccines

| 05/05/2021 | 240 Comments

(CNS): Government will be introducing a prize draw for people who get vaccinated to boost the numbers and use up the remaining 7,000 courses before the end of their shelf life at the end of June. The PACT held a press briefing Wednesday that focused on the new government’s first priority, which is getting Cayman […]

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70% of over 16s have received first shot

70% of over 16s have received first shot

| 04/05/2021 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has said that 70% of eligible people in the Cayman Islands, which is all of those over the age of 16, have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which translates to 56% of the wider population. Given that children are still not able to be […]

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More than 500 people vaccinated over weekend

More than 500 people vaccinated over weekend

| 03/05/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): As Trinidad and Tobago deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases and impose new lockdown restrictions, here in the Cayman Islands an additional 517 people had their first shot of the vaccine over the weekend, bringing the total of adults who have had at least one dose to 36,291, or around 56% of the […]

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Please get the vaccine to save lives

Please get the vaccine to save lives

| 03/05/2021 | 215 Comments

Sara McKay writes: With only a few weeks to go before the vaccine expiry date deadline, I am hoping this article will persuade more people in the Cayman Islands community to come forward and get the COVID-19 vaccine. There is just simply no excuse not to get it and we should be grateful to have […]

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Two vaccinated travellers to date positive for COVID-19

Two vaccinated travellers to date positive for COVID-19

| 30/04/2021 | 87 Comments

(CNS): According to information supplied by Public Health, up to 22 April, 211 travellers have been both vaccinated and provided a negative test on arrival, which enabled them to take advantage of the reduced ten-day quarantine or isolation option since it was introduced. But officials said two travellers so far have tested positive, albeit weakly, […]

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Last chance to get AstraZeneca vaccine on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac

Last chance to get AstraZeneca vaccine on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac

| 30/04/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The limited supply of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is available today, Monday, on Grand Cayman at the airport clinic and on Cayman Brac at Faith Hospital. Public Health officials said that no appointment is required. Today is the final opportunity to get the first shot of this vaccine. This very limited supply […]

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OT minister adds voice to vaccine urgency

OT minister adds voice to vaccine urgency

| 29/04/2021 | 89 Comments

(CNS): In a statement issued through the Governor’s Office, the UK overseas territories minister, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has added his voice to the chorus of officials urging Caymanians to get their COVID-19 vaccine before it’s too late. The UK has supplied Cayman with over 90,000 vials, but the supply of vaccines “cannot be taken […]

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CMO urges community to get COVID shot ASAP

CMO urges community to get COVID shot ASAP

| 28/04/2021 | 185 Comments

(CNS): People under the age of 50 have been slow to take up the COVID-19 vaccine, but Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee is urging them to get their shots now. The remaining vaccine shots will expire at the end of June, so anyone not vaccinated by 9 June will miss out on the ability […]

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