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Latest news articles from the Cayman Compass, our sibling publication:

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule 5 March – 20 March

    COVID-19 vaccination will be open to all three stages, starting in Alpha order. The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule 5 March – 20 March appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Premier: Vaccination rate could mean April/May border reopening

    Premier Alden McLaughlin says if Cayman's COVID-19 vaccination rate continues at its current pace, the islands' borders could reopen by late April or early May. The post Premier: Vaccination rate could mean April/May border reopening appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Health City and Dart to build $100 million hospital in Camana Bay

    Health City Cayman Islands and Dart have announced plans to build a $100 million hospital, specialising in cancer and neo-natal intensive care, in Camana Bay. The post Health City and Dart to build $100 million hospital in Camana Bay appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule 15 February – 6 March

    COVID-19 vaccination schedule 15 February - 6 March The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule 15 February – 6 March appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 15K COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive

    Cayman has five new COVID-19 cases, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed, hours after the arrival of Cayman's largest shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 from the United Kingdom. The post 15K COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cancer charities bracing for rise in cases

    Cancer charities are warning that they expect to see a spike in cancer patient numbers this year as lockdown and COVID restrictions impacted the diagnosis and early treatment of the disease in 2020. The post Cancer charities bracing for rise in cases appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Forum to discuss impact of COVID on cancer care

    On World Cancer Day, 4 Feb., the Health Services Authority will host a public forum for members of the healthcare industry and the general public about how COVID-19 has impacted cancer care in the Cayman Islands. The post Forum to discuss impact of COVID on cancer care appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Just over half of over-70s vaccinated

    Around 57% of Cayman's over-70 population has received the COVID-19 vaccine, health officials said this week. The post Just over half of over-70s vaccinated appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cayman has made giant strides in ‘healthcare security’

    Significant leaps forward in Cayman’s healthcare capacity helped the islands weather the storm of COVID-19 far better than it may have done a decade ago. The post Cayman has made giant strides in ‘healthcare security’ appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Side effects of COVID crisis impacting health system

    The aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to fight it are causing a wave of secondary health impacts across the Cayman Islands. The post Side effects of COVID crisis impacting health system appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Calling all Heart Warriors and Angels for annual beach walk

    On 25 Jan. 2018, baby Nolan Evans passed away from complications of congenital heart disease. Since then, his parents Ailian and Sean Evans have channelled their grief into a force for good. Team Nolan, the pediatric programme of the Cayman Heart Fund, is hosting its third annual Heart Warriors and Angels Beach Walk on 7 The post Calling all Heart Warriors and Angels for annual beach walk appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • How low can you go to help fight cancer?

    For some, Valentine's Day will be filled with flowers, chocolates and romance. For others, that morning will be filled with squeezing out thigh-burning squats for a good cause - raising money for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. The post How low can you go to help fight cancer? appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Fact check: COVID-19 vaccine FAQs and myths

    There have been a lot of questions surrounding the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that is currently being administered in Cayman. Here we answer some of them and also look at some of the myths and rumours have that been circulating. The post Fact check: COVID-19 vaccine FAQs and myths appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Avian flu fears spark European poultry import ban

    Cayman's Ministry of Agriculture has put a temporary ban on the importation of fresh, chilled and frozen poultry meat from the United Kingdom and European Union countries amid fears over the spread of avian flu. The post Avian flu fears spark European poultry import ban appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • First person in world receives Pfizer COVID vaccine

    Margaret Keenan, the 90-year-old grandmother who became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine outside of a trial in Britain on Tuesday, has a message for others: "Go for it" to beat the devastating disease. The post First person in world receives Pfizer COVID vaccine appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Fast COVID testing now available on Brac

    Faith Hospital on Cayman Brac can now conduct its own high-speed COVID-19 tests, and will no longer have to send samples to Grand Cayman for processing. The post Fast COVID testing now available on Brac appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Flu cases drop amid COVID-19 precautions

    Cayman’s adherence to COVID-19 protocols has led to a more than 50% drop in flu cases, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez has said. The post Flu cases drop amid COVID-19 precautions appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 1,600 get flu shots in first two weeks

    More than 1,600 people in Cayman have gotten the free flu vaccines since they became available late last month, health officials have confirmed. The post 1,600 get flu shots in first two weeks appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • FAQ: Cayman’s COVID-19 vaccine trial

    The scientists behind Cayman's COVID-19 vaccine trial spoke to the Cayman Compass about their methodology and why they want to conduct the first phase of human trials on the island. The post FAQ: Cayman’s COVID-19 vaccine trial appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Human trials for new COVID vaccine approved for Cayman

    A Cayman Islands healthcare facility has been given approval for a phase one clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. The post Human trials for new COVID vaccine approved for Cayman appeared first on Cayman Compass.