COVID-19 Vaccination Drive scheduled for persons 16-24
Public Health is hosting a vaccination drive for persons aged 16-24 at Camana Bay on Friday 9th April. Health Services Authority staff will be providing vaccinations in the Doctors Hospital clinic between 3 and 7pm with the vac-CI-NATION party taking place on Forum Lane. The Vac-CI-NATION event is to encourage the youngest age group of people who have not had their COVID-19 vaccine to come receive their first or second shot.
This free event is exclusively for persons aged 16-24 years old who must present a Public Health vaccination card showing their first or second COVID shot to receive entry. The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman will be running a raffle for those eligible for this drive – simply present proof of age (16-24) and evidence of your first vaccination for a chance to win one of ten $100 Camana Bay gift cards.
Dr John Lee, Chief Medical Officer, said he would like to see an increase in uptake of the vaccine within this age group. “It is likely that those younger will suffer less in terms of the burden of illness; nevertheless, the new variants appear to be affecting young groups more than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus so the young are not ‘immune’,” Dr Lee said. “Additionally, the young are a significant cause of spread for this highly infectious virus, so they may inadvertently transmit the virus to the vulnerable, loved ones, friends and colleagues – this itself will cause illness and deaths.”
The vac-CI-NATION event will feature:
- DMS Broadcasting – DJ Dave Kelly providing music from 5 – 7pm
- Raffle Prizes – opportunity to win $100 Camana Bay Gift Cards (10 in total)
- Treats & Drinks
Individuals 16 & 17 must also have parent present for consent.
Please bring along a completed consent form available at https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/
Health Services Authority staff will be on site to answer questions about the vaccine.
“I encourage all persons 16-24 to attend this event and get vaccinated”, Dr Lee stated. “I thank those who have already stepped forward to receive the vaccine and ask they talk to their peers openly about the vaccine and side effects from the injection. There are many myths and misconceptions about this vaccine and some people are nervous about side effects, however, most have little to no side effects with the most common being arm soreness, tiredness, fever and chills. Side effects from the vaccine are minimal compared to the life threatening symptoms that could come with contracting COVID-19”.
Please bring a government photo ID showing Date of Birth (DOB) AND document/passport showing approval to be on island for six months from arrival. Visit https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/ for more info.
Thank you to our sponsors & partners:
- Camana Bay
- Health Services Authority (HSA)
- DMS Broadcasting
- Doctor’s Hospital
- Foster’s Supermarket
- Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman
Facebook Event – https://fb.me/e/5dz4A2zkG