Tag: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Officials working on vaccine survey results

Officials working on vaccine survey results

| 24/08/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has now surveyed around 24,000 people locally who have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine about possiblel side effects and adverse reactions and hope to make the results available to the public shortly. Given the scale of the project and the pressure on HSA resources, the staff are still […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA clearance

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA clearance

| 23/08/2021 | 81 Comments

(CNS): The US Food and Drug Administration has given full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for everyone aged 16 years and older after the agency completed its full review of the quality, safety and effectiveness of the vaccine which has been under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) since the end of last year. In a […]

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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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Slowed vaccine take-up poses risk of waste

Slowed vaccine take-up poses risk of waste

| 26/04/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): As the clock ticks on the shelf life of the COVID-19 vaccine stocks, the slowed pace of the vaccine take-up in the Cayman Islands may see them go to waste. According to the latest figures from Public Health officials, only 368 people received their first vaccination shot over the weekend. As of Monday afternoon, […]

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Final vaccine shipment cut as uptake slows

Final vaccine shipment cut as uptake slows

| 07/04/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The last scheduled shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines arrived in the Cayman Islands Wednesday aboard the British Airways flight, ending the country’s free supply from the UK. The country has enough vaccines to inoculate over 45,000 adults (16+) but the shipment was cut after concerns that uptake here has begun to slow, even though the […]

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43% of population now has one COVID shot

43% of population now has one COVID shot

| 23/03/2021 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Around 43% of the estimated Cayman population of some 65,000 people has now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. Officials said that 27,945 people aged over 16 have been given one shot while over 14,000 people have now had the full double dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. In Tuesday’s report, there were no […]

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Seven cases of COVID among latest travellers

Seven cases of COVID among latest travellers

| 22/03/2021 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The weekend COVID-19 test results, which include travellers on the Cayman Airways flight on Saturday where mask protocols were breached as people took pictures with a celebrity passenger, revealed seven positive cases. While the investigation is underway, the new ten-day protocol for those who have been vaccinated did not come into effect until today, […]

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Vaccine take up remains highest among oldest

Vaccine take up remains highest among oldest

| 19/03/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Since the national vaccine programme was opened up to the entire resident community, only 20% of people aged under 30 have received a dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to the latest figures, compared to 56% in the 50-60 age bracket and over 90% of those over 60. After a second week of […]

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Over 900 people vaccinated over last day

Over 900 people vaccinated over last day

| 18/03/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Thursday’s COVID-19 vaccination figures reflected a slight increase in pace, as 940 people were recorded as being vaccinated since the last report from Public Health. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said that 39.9% of the estimated population, or 25,957 people, have now had at least one shot. Of those 12,347 have also had […]

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No cases of serious vaccine side-effects reported to HSA

No cases of serious vaccine side-effects reported to HSA

| 11/03/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Health Service Authority is keeping track of all cases of side-effects from the COVID-19 vaccine but so far no one in the Cayman Islands has been hospitalised as a result of the shots. A total of 21,262 people have received at least one dose, and Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez has […]

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Quarantine to be reduced to 10 days

Quarantine to be reduced to 10 days

| 10/03/2021 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that over 91% of the over 60s have now been vaccinated and as a result the COVID-19 regulations will be changed later this month to reduce the mandatory quarantine period to ten days for travellers who have been vaccinated and produce the necessary negative test result. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the […]

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