BOOSTER PROGRAMME & CRITERIA
4th dose (booster) is available to persons 18 years and over, who received their 3rd dose MORE than 6 months ago
3rd dose (booster) is available to persons who meet the criteria below and have their 2nd dose MORE than 3 months ago
• PERSONS AGED 18 YEARS AND OVER.
Clinically Vulnerable PERSONS (12+ years old), For Example those with*:
o Heart disease
o Lung disease
o Kidney disease
o Autoimmune diseases or compromised/weakened immune system
o Down’s syndrome (adults)
o Severe mental illness
o People on immunosuppression therapies
o People with solid organ transplants
o Pregnant women
• Other people who have also been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of their needs – GPs and hospital clinicians determination
GENERAL VACCINE INFO
• When receiving your 2nd, 3rd or 4th dose, please bring along your vaccination card and/or MyHSA digital vaccine certificate reflecting your previous doses
• Dose 1 & 2 are available to persons 12 years and older. Parental consent required for anyone 12 – 17 years old
• Boosters (3rd dose) are available to persons 18 and over, three (3) months after their 2nd dose
• Boosters (4th dose) are available to persons 18 and over, six (6) months after their 3rd dose
• The date on your vaccination card for the 2nd dose is the earliest that is recommended
• All persons must present photo identification showing date of birth
• Facemask required – Please bring your own.
• Do NOT laminate your vaccination card
For information on how to get your digital COVID-19 certificate through the MyHSA Patient Portal, click here.
If someone is home bound and unable to attend one of the vaccination clinics, they should contact the Flu Hotline 1-800-534-8600 or 947-3077 or firstname.lastname@example.org or their local HSA District Health Centre and arrangements will be made to with a Public Health nurse to provide the vaccine in their home.
Have more questions about COVID-19 and guidance? Visit www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus-resources
As of 27 June 2022, there are 825 estimated active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands.
COVID PCR TESTING (COMMUNITY POSITIVES & HOUSEHOLDS)
Effective 30 June 2022, persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 and completed the required isolation period, six days for vaccinated persons and nine days for unvaccinated persons, will no longer have to undergo exit testing.
Persons who test positive for COVID-19 by lateral flow test must still report their positive result and complete a confirmation PCR test at an HSA COVID testing centre (see below). To report a positive LFT result, visit https://www.exploregov.ky/report-covid19-result
- Fully vaccinated positives – Isolate for 6 days. Leave isolation on day 7 as long as you have no symptoms
- Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated positives – Isolate for 9 days. Leave isolation on day 10 as long as you have no symptoms
- Vaccinated Contacts -Vaccinated persons who are primary contacts of COVID-19 positive persons must conduct daily lateral flow testing for 6 days, but may continue usual activities
- Unvaccinated Contacts – Unvaccinated persons in the household of a positive must quarantine for 9 days.
- Unvaccinated children 11 and under – isolate based on the vaccination statis of their parent/guardian. Mixed households (ie: one parent vaccinated, one unvaccinated) default as unvaccinated.
- As a reminder, the day you test positive, is considered Day 0.
HSA COVID Testing Centres – For confirmation PCR only. Exit testing after isolation no longer required.
- Truman Bodden Sports Complex (Drive-Through) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday only 8am – 11am.
- Cayman Brac – Aston Rutty Centre – Monday – Friday 9am – 10am (closed weekends & public holidays)
- Little Cayman Clinic – Monday – Friday 1pm – 2pm by appointment only (closed weekends & public holidays)
Request an isolation/quarantine letter: Isolation letters/forms are no longer required from Public Health to be released from isolation. Isolation letters can only provided to persons who report a positive and have a confirmation PCR test conducted with Public Health. If you need to request a letter please use the form here.
COVID PCR & CERTIFIED LFT TESTING (travellers)
Please note, effective Tuesday July 5, 2022 the HSA COVID-19 testing clinics will CLOSE for voluntary or routine screening.
As a result of the removal of exit testing requirements and with most countries dropping pre-arrival testing, Certified LFT & PCR tests for travel or employment purposes, will no longer be provided by HSA (effective 5th July 2022).
UPDATE – The COVID-19 clinic at 131 Centre on MacLendon Drive will close for COVID-19 testing (LFT & PCR) as of Tuesday July 5th 2022
Questions? – contact email@example.com
Report a positive Lateral Flow Test (LFT) result here. Persons who test positive via Certified LFT or a home kit must take a confirmation PCR test with the Health Services Authority.
- Truman Bodden Sports Complex (parking lot drive-thru) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday only 8am – 11am.
- Cayman Brac Flu Clinic – Aston Rutty Centre – Monday – Friday 9am-10am. (closed weekends & public holidays)
- Little Cayman Clinic –Monday – Friday 1pm – 2pm by appointment only(345) 916-5395 (closed weekends & public holidays)
- Ed Bush Sports Complex – (closed as of Tuesday July 5th 2022)
- Bodden Town Civic Centre – (closed as of Tuesday July 5th 2022)
These confirmation tests are not conducted at the Cayman Islands Hospital nor COVID clinic.
For all of the most up-to-date Public Health News and Notices, click here.
How do I get my COVID-19 vaccine certificate or see my PCR screening results?
All persons vaccinated for COVID-19 will be able to access their digital vaccination QR code on our MyHSA Patient Portal. Click here for more information or to sign up.
What are the symptoms?
Common symptoms include respiratory symptoms:
- Fever of more than 38C or 100.4F or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
Serious symptoms – if you develop any of these, call 911 immediately
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Chest pains
- Loss of speech or mobility or confusion
- Severe or persistent vomiting
How soon do symptoms occur?
- Symptoms occur 2-14 days after a person has been exposed (average 5 days).
Is there a vaccine against coronavirus?
- Yes, there is a vaccine.
How do I reduce the risk of coronavirus infection?
- wear a facemask
- frequent hand cleansing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
- practice social distancing of minimum of 6 feet
- avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections, and
More information on COVID-19 – click here
Visit https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus-resources for more informational videos regarding the Coronavirus and how to stay protected.
Contact for further information or if you think you have or may have been exposed to the Coronavirus
- 24 hour Flu Hotline – 1-800-534-8600 or 345-947-3077
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org