Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

Wayne and Roy deliver unified message on vaccine

| 23/07/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton and Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart met to record a conversation Friday, as they delivered a clear and unified message that the only way to keep the Cayman Islands safe was for everyone that can be to get fully vaccinated. Putting aside the recent political differences over national vaccination rate […]

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Delta variant in Cayman, Dr Lee confirms

Delta variant in Cayman, Dr Lee confirms

| 22/07/2021 | 200 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has now received confirmation that two travellers who arrived here from Miami over the last week were infected with the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said local lab technicians who run the genomic sequencing of selected test results confirmed last night that these two samples, which […]

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Four travellers COVID positive over last two days

Four travellers COVID positive over last two days

| 21/07/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The number of active cases of COVID-19 among travellers has increased to eight, with one of them showing symptoms, after four people tested positive over the last two days. This comes as cases are spiking around the world, driven by the Delta variant, which Premier Wayne Panton described as a “most formidable and lethal […]

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Premier urges unity over COVID policy

Premier urges unity over COVID policy

| 21/07/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton urged the opposition to stop politicizing government’s decisions about the COVID-19 policy and plans to reopen the borders safely. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, he asked all residents to unite over the pandemic, to get vaccinated and to let government do its job based on scientific, expert advice on the safest […]

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Double dose vaccine rate inches up to 66%

Double dose vaccine rate inches up to 66%

| 19/07/2021 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said that he remains hopeful the Cayman Islands will still be able to reach a national vaccination rate of 80% of the population having both COVID-19 shots before 9 September, despite the very small increases over the last few weeks. The percentage of people who have now had both […]

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Cayman gets over 9,600 more vaccines

Cayman gets over 9,600 more vaccines

| 16/07/2021 | 274 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands received another 9,653 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the UK on Wednesday’s British Airways flight, officials have confirmed to CNS, which means that the country now has enough doses to reach the 80% national target. The problem now is getting them into arms. Once again, the ‘needle’ on the vaccination […]

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Just 31 people get first COVID shot

Just 31 people get first COVID shot

| 15/07/2021 | 226 Comments

(NS): According to the latest figures from public health officials, just 31 people stepped forward over the last day to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, deepening concerns that the Cayman community is not going to get to the targeted 80% national vaccination rate before 9 September, the date that government plans to […]

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‘Needle’ finally moves on vaccine rate

‘Needle’ finally moves on vaccine rate

| 14/07/2021 | 158 Comments

(CNS): It has taken two weeks for the national COVID-19 vaccination rate to move up just 1%. The needle finally moved from 64% to 65% on Wednesday but the number of people taking up the first shot remains stalled at 69%, after just 66 came forward to begin the two-dose course. According to the demographics […]

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Vaccine rate remains stuck at 64%

Vaccine rate remains stuck at 64%

| 13/07/2021 | 110 Comments

(CNS): There was no change again in the national COVID-19 vaccination rate, when officials released the latest figures on Tuesday showing that just 41 people got their second dose over the last day and just 42 stepped up to begin the course with their first shot. The needle on the national rate has not moved […]

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No change in vaccination rate over weekend

No change in vaccination rate over weekend

| 12/07/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Just 160 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine since Thursday, which means that the percentage of the population who have had at least one shot remains stuck at 69%. The needle hasn’t moved at all on the rate of people who have received both doses, which has been stalled at […]

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Cayman COVID transmission free for one year

Cayman COVID transmission free for one year

| 09/07/2021 | 116 Comments

(CNS): On Sunday the Cayman Islands will mark one year without an single local transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the community. Since last July the only cases have been among travellers arriving with the virus and moving into quarantine, which has prevented any transmission, a situation that sets the country apart from almost every other in […]

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