The Public Health Department has released the latest COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedule until February 12, 2022. This includes the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine for vulnerable children 5 – 11 during an appointment-only clinic offered 9:30am – 3:30pm Saturday 29th January in the Public Health Clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Appointments can be made by contacting the Public Health Clinic at 926-8152. Please bring along the child’s immunisation record.
A physician letter in support of their patient receiving the vaccine will be required for any administration to this age group. Vulnerable or high-risk children aged 5 – 11 and those on the same age group living with vulnerable or immunocompromised individuals will qualify. This includes children 5-11 years old who have:
- Chronic respiratory disease
- Chronic heart conditions
- Chronic conditions of the kidney, liver or digestive system
- Chronic neurological disease (ie: Down’s syndrome)
- Endocrine disorders
- Immunosuppression (ie: those undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, solid organ transplant recipients, bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients)
- Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
- Serious genetic abnormalities that affect a number of systems
The Cayman Islands has approval from the UKHSA (previously Public Health England) to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable, high-risk children ages 5 – 11, which will take place at dedicated clinic times.
“The administration of the childhood vaccines is done by specially trained Public Health nurses with extensive experience in immunization of children,” said Dr Hazel Brown, HSA Chief Nursing Officer. “Based on the demand for the vaccine, additional clinics will be added as needed.”
As a reminder, the childhood vaccines will not be administered at the regular COVID vaccination clinic.
For children who would be eligible for this in the Sister Islands, please contact Faith Hospital to schedule an appointment 244-7643