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

  • Crosstalk catch-up: Dr. John Lee on ‘reinvigorated’ vaccination drive

    Cayman's Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee appeared on today's Crosstalk to discuss Cayman's vaccination drive and what it means for plans to re-open the Islands' borders. The post Crosstalk catch-up: Dr. John Lee on ‘reinvigorated’ vaccination drive appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • CPA to hear planning application for $350M hospital

    The Central Planning Authority is scheduled to hear a planning permission application from Aster Caribbean Holdings tomorrow (12 May) regarding its proposed $350 million medical tourism hospital. The post CPA to hear planning application for $350M hospital appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • UPDATED: Half of Monday’s 12 positive COVID cases found at exit screening

    Since Friday, 12 travellers have tested positive for coronavirus, with about half of these results coming from people at the end of their quarantine, according to the daily COVID-19 update from Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee. The post UPDATED: Half of Monday’s 12 positive COVID cases found at exit screening appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule 10 May – 31 May

    The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 10 May – 31 May 2021. The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule 10 May – 31 May appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Governor asks UK to include OTs in vaccine passport app

    Cayman should be included in any vaccine passport project used by the UK, Governor Martyn Roper announced today. The post Governor asks UK to include OTs in vaccine passport app appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 70% of Cayman’s over-16s vaccinated

    In its daily update, issued this afternoon (4 May), the Ministry of Health said that 70% of Cayman's population aged over 16 have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The post 70% of Cayman’s over-16s vaccinated appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Pregnant women now encouraged to get vaccinated

    The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has updated its guidance and now recommend that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as non-pregnant women. The post Pregnant women now encouraged to get vaccinated appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Mouth cancer screenings now available on Brac

    For the first time, free screenings for mouth cancer are available on Cayman Brac. The post Mouth cancer screenings now available on Brac appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule 26 April – 8 May

    The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 26th April – 8th May 2021. The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule 26 April – 8 May appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID vaccines leading to some breast cancer scares

    One possible side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines is swollen lymph nodes, which has led to breast cancer scares for some women who have found lumps in their armpits after being vaccinated. The post COVID vaccines leading to some breast cancer scares appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule 12-24 April

    COVID-19 vaccination schedule 12-24 April for residents of the Cayman Islands The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule 12-24 April appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule 22 March – 10 April

    COVID-19 vaccination schedule 22 March – 10 April for residents of the Cayman Islands The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule 22 March – 10 April appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 1 in 7 Caribbean-born breast, ovarian cancer patients have gene mutation

    A study of seven Caribbean countries has shown that an average of one in seven Caribbean-born people on those islands who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer carry at least one inherited gene mutation. The post 1 in 7 Caribbean-born breast, ovarian cancer patients have gene mutation appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 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.