A total of eighty four people were vaccinated during the Ministry of Tourism’s Vaccine Challenge event, held in Cayman Brac on Saturday 22 May, 2021.
From 10am to 1pm a steady stream of residents visited the Aston Rutty Centre Medical Wing and after being vaccinated, received their entry into the prize draw.
Hon. Kenneth Bryan, Minister for Tourism was joined by Health and Wellness Minister, Hon. Sabrina Turner and Parliamentary Secretary Isaac Rankine, who were there to show their support and encourage persons to come out and get vaccinated.
“I decided to bring the vaccine challenge to Cayman Brac because it is vitally important that all of our citizens and residents in all three Cayman Islands are protected from the coronavirus, and the only way to ensure that is through vaccination,” said Minister Bryan. “84 people were vaccinated during Saturday’s challenge, 75 of whom received their first dose. Considering that a vaccine clinic was held on the Wednesday, just three days prior which netted 125 persons, attracting a further 84 people at the challenge event is a great result,” he said.
The Minister expressed his thanks to Dr. Velusamy, Director of Sister Islands Health Services and Health Services CEO, Ms. Lizette Yearwood and the team of nurses for their tremendous support, and also thanked the staff from District Administration for organising the event.
Next Vaccine Challenge Event
Owen Roberts Airport – 29 May from 8am to 4pm
On Sat 29 May, Minister Bryan will receive his second dose at the Owen Roberts Airport, along with Deputy Premier Saunders, Ministers Sabrina Turner and Andre Ebanks, and Parliamentary Secretaries Isaac Rankine and Katherine Ebanks-Wilks.
“We are getting closer to the June 9th deadline for people to get their first dose so we hope to see hundreds rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated and enter the draw,” said Minister Bryan. “The opportunity to be vaccinated free of cost is a valuable gift that millions of people around the world would love to have. It would be a crying shame if the Cayman Islands allowed this potentially life-saving gift to go to waste,” he continued.
The Ministry of Tourism is providing music and refreshments from 8am to 4pm at the Owen Roberts Airport and members of the PACT government will be there to meet and greet people as they receive their jabs.
Additionally, anyone who is vaccinated between May 8th and June 9th is eligible to enter the Vaccination Challenge prize draw and stands a chance to win prizes ranging from airline tickets, staycations, jewellery, gift vouchers, dinner packages and more.
The drawing to select the winners will be carried live on CIGTV. Further details regarding date and time will be announced shortly.