SISTER ISLANDS – Please see current schedule
BOOSTER PROGRAMME & CRITERIA
*Boosters are available to persons who meet the criteria below and have their 2nd dose MORE than 6 months ago
• HEALTHCARE WORKERS
• POLICE, FIRE, PRISON OFFICERS, CUSTOMS AND BORDER CONTROL
• PERSONS AGED 30 YEARS AND OVER. 18 + starting December 7th
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
• Vaccines are available to persons 12 years and older
• Parental consent required for children 12-17 years old
• When receiving your 2nd or 3rd dose, you MUST also bring along your vaccination card or present your digital vaccination certificate reflecting your previous doses
• 3rd dose must be administered at least six (6) months after your 2nd 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
Persons interested in receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine are asked to contact the Flu Hotline by phone (1-800-534-8600 or 947-3077) or by email at email@example.com.
For information on how to get your digital COVID-19 certificate through the MyHSA Patient Portal, click here.
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 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
The Cayman Islands has 4,080 active cases of COVID-19 and 2,990 recovered cases.
COVID PCR TESTING (COMMUNITY POSITIVES & HOUSEHOLDS)
COVID-19 positive individuals, who have reached the end of their isolation period, can attend any of the daily exit PCR testing clinics below from 11am – 1pm.
- Ed Bush Sports Complex
- Bodden Town Civic Centre
- South Sound Community Centre
Once tested, individuals must return home and isolate until further instruction.
- Fully vaccinated individuals are required to isolate for 10 days, with PCR test on day 11*
- Individuals not fully vaccinated are required to isolate for 14 days, with PCR test on day 15*
Note: The day of your original PCR test is considered Day 0.
Individuals due for exit PCR testing include:
- Persons who tested positive
- Unvaccinated adult (18+) household members of a positive (in the above categories)
Fully vaccinated persons (or unvaccinated children) eligible and currently testing negative for daily lateral flow testing, do not need a PCR test.
COVID PCR TESTING (Outbound travellers & regular screening)
COVID-19 testing is currently available to all of the members of the public. Testing is free to everyone and are encouraged to get tested. Persons can book an appointment online using the calendar below. Please note: appointments must be made (2) two business days in advance as all persons being tested must be pre-registered. Results are emailed within 24-48 hours of your test.
Walk-ins available 7:30am – 12pm Monday – Friday, Saturday 10am – 12pm
The COVID-19 clinic is located on the side of the hospital facing the Seventh Day Adventist Church, to the left of A&E (at the previous location of the Physiotherapy Department).
Appointment times are currently available between 7:30am – 11:00am Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm on Saturday. (Sundays will be open 10am-12pm starting December 5, 2021)
ATTENTION TRAVELLERS: It is the traveller’s responsibility to check the travel requirements of the country(ies) you are travelling to, including the required time frame for a negative PCR COVID-19 test (ie: testing 72 hours prior to travel).
- Please ensure you book your appointment within the required timeframe for the country you are travelling to. (ie: do not book your appointment outside of 72 hours prior to travel, as this is too far in advance of your travel date)
- ‘Day-of’ flight testing cannot be accommodated due to the length of time it takes to process the PCR results
- Please bring your own facemask when visiting the clinic
- Please use a valid email address to ensure you receive your PCR results, as these will be provided to you via email
- Your name and date of birth on the registration below MUST match your passport.
If you are part of the Quarantine in Residence Programme, you will receive an email from Public Health 48 hours prior to your Exit testing date, as to when and where your exit test will take place.
Questions? – contact email@example.com
Report a positive Lateral Flow Test (LFT) result here. Please immediately isolate at home and follow the guidance in the national policy.
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