The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule & requirements for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for 12th April – 24th April 2021. Effective Monday 12th April, the clinic will be offering dose 1 & dose 2 vaccines to all persons 16 years and over, regardless of surname. Photo ID showing date of birth is still required, however, persons no longer need to provide identification to demonstrate they are an ordinarily and legally resident.
Operational hours at the ORIA COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic have also been extended to better accommodate the public’s varying work schedules. Please check the schedule at hsa.ky for new clinic hours.
“The expansion of hours at the clinic will allow better access to the vaccine,” said Public Health Nurse Manager, Joanna Rose-Wright.
“If you are unsure about getting the vaccine or have questions, I encourage you to speak to Public Health Nurse, your doctor or contact the HSA Flu Hotline. We are here to help you make informed decisions about the vaccine and dispel misconceptions.”
“If someone were to contract COVID-19, the symptoms can be severe, long-term or even cause death,” said Nurse Rose-Wright. “Although Cayman has been fortunate to not have any current community spread and very little deaths, we are still amidst of a global pandemic therefore getting as many persons vaccinated will ultimately help protect everyone in the community, especially once our borders reopen to visitors.”
Persons 16-24 are especially encouraged to come out and get the vaccine at the vac-CI-NATION Event on Forum Lane, Camana Bay on Friday April 9th 3-7pm. For more information visit https://www.hsa.ky/news_events/covid-19-vaccination-drive-scheduled-for-persons-16-24/
Vaccination campaign changes and highlights:
- COVID vaccine is available to ALL persons 16 years and over (regardless of surname).
- Bring your completed consent form for Dose 1. Visit hsa.ky to download the form here
- Persons who have received their first dose are reminded to get their second dose 21 days later or no longer than 12 weeks after the first dose.
- When receiving your 2nd dose, you MUST also bring along your vaccination card reflecting your 1st dose.
- Do not laminate your vaccination card at any time.(If you have already done so, please bring your vaccination card to the ORIA Vaccination Clinic along with your photo ID.)
- Park in the long-term parking lot.
- Do not bring children, when possible.
- No pets allowed at the vaccination clinic.
- Facemasks required.
- Persons 60 years and older will be given priority.
The public is reminded to adhere to the published schedule and plan to get the vaccine throughout the day, to limit congestion at the vaccination clinic.
If you are home bound and unable to attend one of the vaccination clinics, please contact the Flu Hotline 1-800-534-8600 or 925-6327 or your local HSA District Health Centre and arrangements will be made to with a Public Health nurse to provide your vaccine in the comfort of your home.
For the most up to date vaccination schedule visit https://hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/
HSA Flu Hotline – 1-800-534-8600 or 925-6327 or firstname.lastname@example.org