Cayman's National Vaccination Programme began its official roll-out on Thursday, 8th January 2021. As of 1st November, 2021, 79% of Cayman's population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 76% have received both.
We detail how and where it is being administered, as well as updated travel protocols below.
The latest vaccination schedule can be found here. Anyone currently in the Cayman Islands (resident or otherwise) aged 12 and above can come forward to receive their vaccination.
receiving their second dose are reminded that the date noted on the
vaccination card for the second dose is the earliest date from which you can receive the vaccine. Everyone receiving the vaccination must present some form of photo identification. Employer letters or proof of identification to demonstrate you are ordinairly a resident of the Cayman Islands are no longer required.
The Priority-Grouping System
The Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine requires two doses, administered three weeks apart, to be most effective. Inoculations have been administered to the Cayman community based on a
priority-grouping system, as detailed below, presently, anyone from the general public, aged 12 and above, can come forward for their vaccination and Pfizer-BioNtech boosters are now available for healthcare workers, those aged 50 and above and the clincally extremely vulnerable (see criteria here)*. There will be regular
public announcements to update the community on the progress of the
programme - as well as when the subsequent groups can come forward for
- Health care workers and first responders
- Institutional staff and residents
- Front-line customer-facing staff at ports
- People over the age of 70 or those suffering from conditions that put them at an increased risk if they were to contract COVID-19
- People over the age of 60 or those suffering from conditions that put them at an increased risk if they were to contract COVID-19
- Essential Government workers
- Anyone aged 16-60 with relevant medical status (Proof of qualifying medical condition required. Relevant medical conditions include: Diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, autoimmune diseases, asthma, Down's syndrome (adults only), severe mental illness, people on immunosuppression therapies, people with solid organ transplants.)
- Essential service workers, teachers, and school staff (Also includes: Supermarket workers, those working in utilities, gas station employees, customer facing staff in retail banking, hotel workers, restaurant and bar staff, food delivery workers, caregivers, Civil Servants.)
- Those living in the household of people who qualified from Stage 1 of the programme.
- The general public.
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