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Latest news articles from the Cayman Compass, the newspaper of record for the Cayman Islands, providing unmatched Cayman news service to the world:

  • Unvaccinated Doctors Hospital COVID screener tests positive

    Three more people have tested positive for COVID in community transmission cases, including an unvaccinated person working in the coronavirus screening service at Doctors Hospital, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed Tuesday. The post Unvaccinated Doctors Hospital COVID screener tests positive appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19: What is the risk to children?

    The Food and Drug Administration is yet to authorise a COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 12, and paediatric COVID-19 cases have been rising. The post COVID-19: What is the risk to children? appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Panton: No lockdown planned

    Premier Wayne Panton, following confirmation of a George Town Primary School student testing positive for COVID-19, said in a live address to Cayman on Tuesday morning that his government has no plans at this time to implement a new lockdown,  The post Panton: No lockdown planned appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 16 travellers test positive for COVID

    Cayman has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases, three of which were detected at the end of their five-day quarantine period, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday evening. The post 16 travellers test positive for COVID appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Local COVID transmission prompts 401 first-time jabs on Friday

    News of three cases of COVID-19 within the community have prompted long lines at the vaccination clinics on Friday. The post Local COVID transmission prompts 401 first-time jabs on Friday appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule September 2021

    The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for September 2021. The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule September 2021 appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 24 test positive for COVID-19

    Cayman has recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases, more than half of which were unvaccinated individuals and included 11 family groups, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday evening. The post 24 test positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Camana Bay Health City hospital approved

    The Central Planning Authority has approved Health City Cayman Islands' application to build a new 57-bed hospital in Camana Bay.  The post Camana Bay Health City hospital approved appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Survey: Side-effect concerns are top reason for not getting vaccinated

    A survey into COVID-19 vaccination acceptance and reluctance around the Caribbean has indicated that concerns over side-effects is one of the main reasons why people are not getting vaccinated. The post Survey: Side-effect concerns are top reason for not getting vaccinated appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Health officials considering COVID booster shots

    As new data begins to demonstrate the waning effectiveness of COVID vaccines over time, health chiefs in Cayman are contemplating if and when booster shots will be required. The post Health officials considering COVID booster shots appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Health minister hopes FDA vaccine approval will allay fears

    Health Minister Sabrina Turner says she hopes that the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will ease the fears of people who are refusing to be inoculated due to safety concerns. The post Health minister hopes FDA vaccine approval will allay fears appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • US FDA grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday (August 23) gave full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE for use in people over the age of 16, in first such approval of a COVID-19 shot. The post US FDA grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Virtually no vaccination progress among 18 to 30-year olds

    While vaccination rates have slowly edged higher across most age groups in the past 30 days, there have been virtually no vaccinations of 18 to 30-year olds in six weeks. The post Virtually no vaccination progress among 18 to 30-year olds appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule August-September 2021

    The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for August and September 2021. The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule August-September 2021 appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cases of summer sniffles climbing

    Public Health officials have said they are seeing spikes in reports of the cold and flu symptoms in recent weeks; however, they say those numbers are still below levels recorded in previous years thanks to Cayman's COVID-19 health measures. The post Cases of summer sniffles climbing appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cayman’s Delta variant cases came in from Miami

    Cayman's first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant came in from Miami, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed. The post Cayman’s Delta variant cases came in from Miami appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Getting a read on heart health at the library

    Amid the shelves holding thousands of books at the Teacher Redley Library in West Bay last weekend nestled screening stations where residents had an opportunity to have their risks of heart disease and other serious health issues checked. The post Getting a read on heart health at the library appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Delta variant found in two quarantined travellers

    The COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected through genomic sequencing in the samples of two travellers currently in quarantine in the Cayman Islands, a government statement said. The post Delta variant found in two quarantined travellers appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • BVI suffers 16 COVID deaths in less than two weeks

    The British Virgin Islands confirmed three more COVID-related deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in the islands to 17. The post BVI suffers 16 COVID deaths in less than two weeks appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Reports of temporary menstrual changes following COVID vaccination

    The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has said it is "closely monitoring" reports of menstrual changes, including unexpected vaginal bleeding, following COVID-19 vaccinations. The post Reports of temporary menstrual changes following COVID vaccination appeared first on Cayman Compass.