The Director of Primary Health Care, Dr Samuel Williams Rodriguez, is advising of the arrival of this year’s flu vaccine. Vaccines for the seasonal flu will be available at the Cayman Islands Hospital, District Health Centres in Grand Cayman, Faith Hospital Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman Clinic. The locations and times are listed below: –
Public Health Officials continue their close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) to ensure appropriate measures are undertaken to mitigate the health impact in the Islands as the region grapples with more cases of dengue. Six cases of dengue have been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, with
Officials from the Ministry of Health, along with the Mosquito Research and Control Unit, wish to advise the public of one confirmed case of Dengue for a Cayman Islands resident who had no recent travel history, and the steps persons can take to avoid Dengue. Dengue, which causes cyclical outbreaks every three years or so,
PAHO announces 25 years of the Certification of Polio Elimination in the Americas The Cayman Islands has been Polio free since 1957 The Ministry of Health in partnership with the Public Health Department encourage residents to continue to have timely vaccinations The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced that the region of the Americas,
Local healthcare professionals have met a number of times to assess preparedness since the World Health Organisation declared the current outbreak of the Ebola virus to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern last month.
The Health Services Authority (HSA) and Cayman Islands Red Cross will mark World Hepatitis Day, which takes place annually on 28 July, by offering free health screenings for hepatitis while building greater public awareness on the elimination of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B and the importance of the hepatitis B vaccine. Together, the
View the free HIV Testing Schedule The Health Services Authority (HSA), Cayman AIDS Foundation and Cayman Islands Red Cross will once again join forces in coordinating activities to mark HIV Testing Week to be observed in the Cayman Islands from 24-29 June. This is in support of the National Testing Day and Regional HIV Testing
The Cayman Islands joins the United Nations in observing World Sickle Cell Day on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. Raising public awareness of the disease is the main objective of the day. Sickle cell disease is a chronic disorder with the condition present at birth. It is inherited when a child receives two sickle cell genes.
All students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands for the first time are required to have health screenings this summer. The screening includes a growth and development assessment, screening for vision and hearing, a dental assessment, the administration of necessary immunisations and obtaining a student’s personal medical history. Noting that this includes
The Public Health Department reminds smokers who wish to quit the habit that there are still some spaces left for the upcoming smoking cessation classes the department is offering. Classes start on 05 June 2019 from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. every Wednesday for seven weeks in the Public Health Department. The Public is being