The vaccination rate remains stuck at 64%
(CNS): There was no change in the national COVID-19 vaccination rate again, when authorities released the latest figures on Tuesday showing only 41 people received their second dose in the last day and only 42 stepped up to start the course with their first shot. The national rate needle has not moved since July 1, raising fears that reaching the goal of 80% of the population fully vaccinated by September 9 will be a difficult, if not impossible, task.
With 45,771 people now fully vaccinated, Cayman has just over eight weeks to ensure that another 11,000 people receive both or their second dose before the start of the border’s gradual reopening. But with daily numbers well below those required to reach the goal, the government will have to find new ways to respond to the vaccine hesitancy that seems to have gripped some members of the community.
Meanwhile, there was a positive test result for COVID-19 among travelers in Tuesday’s report. There are four active cases among people in quarantine and home isolation, but no one is suffering from symptoms of the virus.
An additional COVID-19 vaccination clinic will also be held Tuesday evening at the HSA West Bay District Health Center from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the first and second doses.
See the vaccine schedule on the HSA website here.
Anyone confined to the home and unable to attend immunization clinics should call the
HSA Flu Hotline: 1-800-534-8600 or 925-6327 or email [email protected]
or contact their local district health center
For more information on vaccines, contact the HSA communications team at