Tag: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Slowed vaccine take-up poses risk of waste

Slowed vaccine take-up poses risk of waste

| 26/04/2021 | 160 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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Over 30% of population now vaccinated

Over 30% of population now vaccinated

| 09/03/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that 18,997, which is just over 30% of the estimated population of 65,000, have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while 9,447 have had both shots. Government is planning to hold a press conference Wednesday, where it is expected to reveal the percentage of the over […]

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Airport vaccine clinic opens to all

Airport vaccine clinic opens to all

| 05/03/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): All residents over the age of 16 who would like to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can now attend the airport clinic on Grand Cayman to get their first shot. But to avoid crowds, health professionals are conducting the final stage alphabetically. Those whose second name begins with A were the first on the list […]

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Over 400 more people receive first dose

Over 400 more people receive first dose

| 16/02/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): There was a significant increase in people in stage two getting the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning than over the weekend. With teachers, all other essential workers and people with pre-existing conditions now invited to get the shots, 407 people were added to the tally of people […]

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