Tag: COVID-19

500 people get 2nd dose from new COVID vaccine supply

500 people get 2nd dose from new COVID vaccine supply

| 18/06/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): According to public health figures, 40,516 people have now had both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine after nearly 500 people got their second doses the first day after the Pfizer vaccine supplies were replenished. The clinic is now open again and from Monday, vaccines will be available to everyone over the age of 12 […]

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Isolation cut to 5 days but population error skews vaccine rate

Isolation cut to 5 days but population error skews vaccine rate

| 16/06/2021 | 284 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced a reduction in the quarantine time from ten days down to five for people who have had an approved, verifiable COVID-19 vaccine, starting next week. The requirement for a pre-arrival negative coronavirus PCR test has been reinstated but travellers no longer need to get tested upon arrival at the airport.

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COVID-19 traveller cases spike over weekend

COVID-19 traveller cases spike over weekend

| 15/06/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that six travellers tested positive for COVID-19 from 701 tests carried out over the weekend but they have not given any indication as to why there may have been a sudden spike in cases. No details have been released about the positive cases, such as where the travellers had […]

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Local lab gets kit to sequence coronavirus genes

Local lab gets kit to sequence coronavirus genes

| 07/06/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has begun analysing the full genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from tests taken from infected individuals. The Health Services Authority has acquired two next generation sequencers with the help of donations from R3 Cayman Foundation, the Caring for Life Foundation and an anonymous donor. These machines allow technicians to […]

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Vaccine used up well before expiry date

Vaccine used up well before expiry date

| 07/06/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Concerns that Cayman would be wasting hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines because of their impending expiry dates were allayed Saturday when the last available dose of the Pfizer vaccine was administered at the airport clinic. Following a successful vaccination drive with prize draw inducements, none of the supplies due to expire at the end of […]

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UK OKs Pfizer vaccine for teenagers

UK OKs Pfizer vaccine for teenagers

| 04/06/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has agreed that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has demonstrated high efficacy and safety for children aged between 12 and 15 years old. Having assessed the data provided after clinical trials the vaccine appears to be 100% effective and well tolerated among this age group. There […]

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70% of population has had first dose

70% of population has had first dose

| 03/06/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The government can now be confident that over the next four weeks or so the Cayman Islands will reach a basic level of herd immunity to COVID-19 as 70% of the estimated population has now had at least one dose of a vaccine and 60% have had both shots. Things now bode well for […]

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HRC gives thumbs-up to proposed WP vaccine mandate

HRC gives thumbs-up to proposed WP vaccine mandate

| 03/06/2021 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has stated that the government can place a vaccine requirement as a condition of work permit grants without breaching human rights. With a proposal being floated by government to mandate proof of vaccination for new and renewal work permit applications, the HRC said the government has a duty to protect […]

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Cayman stuck at UK’s amber light

Cayman stuck at UK’s amber light

| 03/06/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has been left on the amber list in the UK’s travel traffic light rating system, implying that people from the UK should only be traveling here in the case of emergency, even though there has not been a case of community transmission of COVID-19 in Cayman for over a year and […]

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569 more people step up for vaccine

569 more people step up for vaccine

| 02/06/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): With just one more week left for people to take their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so that they can have the second dose before the current batch expires, officials confirmed that another 569 people have received their first shot. This brings the total to 44,691, or an estimated 69% of the total […]

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More vaccines coming after successful drive

More vaccines coming after successful drive

| 01/06/2021 | 116 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have now confirmed that after the successful vaccination drive, the supplies sent from the UK will be used before their expiration date. As of Tuesday, 44,122 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which is equal to 68% of the estimated population, while 59% have had both doses. […]

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