A mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Government Administration Building on Wednesday, 19 May resulted in 47 vaccine doses being administered to Cayman Islands Government employees. Among the total, 39 were first doses and eight were second doses.
His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper and Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson visited the on-site vaccination clinic to thank both the staff administering the vaccine as well as the civil servants receiving their vaccine doses.
Joanna Rose-Wright, Nurse Manager Primary Health Care Services with the Health Services Authority said, “I am happy to say that today we are at the Government Administration Building offering the vaccine to our civil servants here. We know that sometimes it is challenging for people to leave offices to go to the locations where we offer the vaccine, so we have brought the vaccine here.”
Nurse Rose-Wright was pleased with the response. She said, “The response has been good. Quite a number of persons have come, and they have expressed their appreciation for us coming to do the vaccines here.”
She emphasised the importance of getting vaccinated before the 9 June deadline for first doses, saying, “We have to administer the first dose of the vaccine by 9 June. After that, we will only be doing second doses because the vaccines that we have now will expire on 30 June.”
Nurse Rose-Wright noted that there will be several locations where the vaccine will be available over the next few weeks.
On Wednesday, 19 May the vaccination team were scheduled to be at the public beach in Bodden Town from 5pm to 9pm, where they would be offering both first and second doses.
Nurse Rose-Wright said the vaccine clinic would be at Camana Bay every Friday for the rest of May, located at the prior site of the Mac Store, across from The Next Chapter (formerly Books & Books) from 11am to 3pm and from 4:30pm to 7pm.
She said, “We are trying to accommodate those persons who are working late and do not get off till after 5pm. We are there till 7pm so you can get your vaccine at the airport, Camana Bay and this evening in Bodden Town.”
Mobile vaccination clinics are also headed to East End and West Bay in the coming weeks, ahead of the 9 June deadline.
Details of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule can be found at https://hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/