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Booster FAQs

Cayman Islands Government
Published: December 15 2021
Last Updated: January 13, 2022

This page seeks to answer frequently asked questions about the Booster Programme introduced by the Cayman Islands Government in October 2021. 

 

Who is eligible for the Booster programme?

If you are 18 years old and over and have taken your second COVID-19 vaccine dose MORE than three months ago, you can now get a COVID-19 booster shot.

The booster is also available to:

  • Healthcare Workers
  • Teachers
  • Police, Fire, Prison Officers, Customs and Border Control
  • Clinically Vulnerable Persons (12+ years old). For example those with:
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Cancer
    • Heart Disease
    • Lung Disease
    • Kidney Disease
    • Autoimmune diseases or compromised/weakened immune system
    • Asthma
    • Down's Syndrome (Adults)
    • Severe Mental Illness
    • People on Immunosuppression Therapies
    • People with Solid Organ Transplants
    • Pregnant Women
    • Other people who have also been classes as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of their needs (GPs and hospital clinicians determination)

Children and Returning students

Any student returning from UK for the holidays and who is 18 or over can receive a booster here. Anyone who is immunocompromised and over 16 may be able to get one subject to medical advice. 

However, any child under 18 is not eligible for a booster in Cayman or the UK as the UK is not rolling out boosters to this age group. We are bound by UK policy here in Cayman as we are part of the UK roll-out.  UK policy may change in the future but there is no sign of that at present.  

 

Where/When can I get the Booster?

Eligible persons can attend the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at 131 Maclendon Drive (next to DHL behind the Foster's Airport) during clinic hours. Community clinics are also available in various districts on Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands.

View The Schedule

 

 

What do I need to bring to the COVID-19 clinic?

  • Vaccination card or digital vaccination certificate showing the date for the second dose
  • Government-issued photo identification showing date of birth
  • Facemasks (please bring your own)

 

Can I choose which COVID-19 Vaccine I receive as a booster shot?

The 3rd dose of the Pfizer BioNT vaccine is administered at the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Persons who are unable to take the Pfizer vaccine due to medical reasons or otherwise prefer to take the AstraZeneca vaccine should contact the Public Health at 244-7169/7620.

 

Does the Booster cause Side Effects?

The COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19. When you get the vaccine, as with any vaccine, you may experience some mild side effects. Learn more here. 

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