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COVID-19 Vaccines

Learn more about how you can get the COVID-19 vaccine for free in the Cayman Islands if you are aged 12 or older.

We know you might be thinking about the COVID-19 vaccine and what that means for you and your family. We also understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. It’s important to note that vaccination is not mandatory for anyone. This information has been compiled to give you all the important information you may need to know about the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the Cayman Islands.

Here you will find FAQs to see where you fit in when it comes to the roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine. These may also address some of your concerns.

On 2nd December 2020, the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination. As a UK Overseas Territory (UKOT), the Cayman Islands received the first batch of these vaccines on 5th January 2021 and commenced the COVID-19 National Vaccination programme shortly thereafter.

About the Vaccination Programme

The National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan was created to safeguard the health of the people of the Cayman Islands whilst building a strong foundation for the safe recovery of the country's global economic interests. Closely aligned with the objectives of the Pan American Health Organisation and Public Health England, the plan's goals are as follows:

  • To protect the integrity of the health care system and infrastructure for the continuity of essential services, by vaccinating health workers at all levels of care, and other essential services established in the country.
  • To reduce the severe morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19 by protecting the populations at greatest risk from the disease, and,
  • To reduce transmission of infection in the community and generate widespread immunity by expanding vaccination to other groups. This will be achieved when vaccines become more available through 2021.

The phased approach which began in 2021 is based on specific criteria and health vulnerability. Today over 90% of the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A booster programme is also in place.

A fourth dose is now available to those 18 years and older who have had their third dose/booster shot more than six months ago.

When Can I Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?

Anyone over the age of 5 years old in the Cayman Islands may receive the vaccine.

Persons over the age of 12 years old can visit the vaccination clinic at any time during the opening hours on the schedule. This is true for dose one and dose two.

Persons between the ages of 5 - 11 years old must have an appointment.

The schedule is available here.

 

 

View The Schedule

 
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