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Cayman booster programme to include ages 18+ from December 7

The COVID-19 vaccine booster (3rd dose) is now available to persons 30 years and older. Persons 18 years and older will be eligible for the vaccine starting Tuesday December 7 2021.

Individuals who are clinically vulnerable are also invited to come forward for the booster. For example, individuals 12+ years and older with:

The booster remains available to all teachers and school staff, healthcare workers, uniformed services and clinically vulnerable. As a reminder, persons must have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine six months prior to getting the booster shot (third dose).

Persons 60 years and over are strongly encouraged to get the booster shot if they have received their second dose more than 6 months ago, as it provides additional protection against the virus.

The 1st & 2nd dose is available at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic to anyone 12 years and older (parental consent required for 12-17 year olds).

Up to 8am on Monday, November 29 there had been 124,246 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands. Of these, 58,057 people (82% of 71,106) had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile 56,018 individuals (79%) had completed the two-dose course.

Additionally, 10,615 people (representing 15% of the total population) had received a third or booster dose up to that point.

Of the total number vaccinated, 49% are female and the age group breakdown for first doses is as follows:

82 per cent 12 to 18 years of age (leaving 650 unvaccinated)

86 per cent 18 to <30 (leaving 1,509 unvaccinated)

92 per cent 30 to <40 (leaving 1,121 unvaccinated)

98 per cent 40 to <50 (leaving 237 unvaccinated)

>99 per cent 50 to <60

>99 per cent 60 and over

General advice

The public is reminded not to attend vaccine clinics if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms in interest of the safety of staff and the fellow community. The Flu Clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital is available Monday – Friday 8am – 11pm & Saturdays 10am – 6pm for persons with flu symptoms. The Flu Clinic in Cayman Brac is open 9am – 3pm at the Aston Rutty Centre.

Vaccine Clinics in Cayman Brac will take place on Wednesdays & Fridays 2-4pm at the Aston Rutty Centre, Medical Wing.

Persons interested in receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine are asked to contact the Flu Hotline by phone (1-800-534-8600 or 947-3077) or by email at flu@hsa.ky.

Digital COVID vaccine records with QR code are available on the MyHSA Patient Portal. For more information on the Portal or to sign up online, please visit https://www.hsa.ky/our-services/patient-portal-info. If you have any discrepancies in your vaccination record, please submit your enquiry at https://portal.hsa.ky/Immunization

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