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COVID-19 In Children

Cayman Islands Government
Published: February 28 2022
Last Updated: February 28, 2022

Children can be infected with and transmit COVID-19. While children’s symptoms of COVID-19 are generally less severe than adults, protecting children is important for their households, schools and communities.

Typical symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • fever
  • a persistent cough
  • a loss or change to smell/taste

If you suspect that your child may have COVID-19:
  • have them tested by a trusted medical professional
  • consider having yourself or other members of your household tested, especially if you live with an immunocompromised person
  • keep children home from school while you wait for results

Managing your child’s symptoms

  • discuss your child’s symptoms with their paediatrician or GP to determine what level of care they require
  • treat child with over-the-counter medication for flu symptoms
  • consider having one caregiver designated to take care of the child to limit exposure by other members of the household
  • if your child is over the age of 2 and can wear a mask, have them wear one while with their caregiver
  • all members of the household must practice hand hygiene
  • sanitise all high-touch areas (i.e. remotes, light switches, toys, electronic devices) daily


If symptoms worsen, contact your primary healthcare provider immediately.

Consider vaccinating your child

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty) is available in the Cayman Islands for children ages 5-11. The children’s COVID-19 vaccine is proven to reduce COVID-19 infection by ninety percent.

To view the current children’s vaccination schedule, please click here. Appointments are required.

For more on the COVID-19 vaccine for children, click here. 

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