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

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule August 2021

    The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for August 2021. The post COVID-19 vaccination schedule August 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.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule July 2021

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

  • 5 COVID cases among travellers

    Five new positive COVID-19 cases are among the latest results announced by Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee today. The post 5 COVID cases among travellers appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 5-day quarantine only for those vaccinated in Cayman, UK

    The recently reduced five-day quarantine period for vaccinated travellers currently only applies to people who can provide vaccination certificates issued in the Cayman Islands or the UK, as those are the only ones that can be securely verified, according to officials. The post 5-day quarantine only for those vaccinated in Cayman, UK appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 14 in isolation following possible COVID exposure at hospital

    The Health Services Authority confirmed Wednesday that 14 people, including eight members of its staff, are currently in isolation after employees at the Cayman Islands Hospital were exposed to a highly symptomatic COVID-19 patient. The post 14 in isolation following possible COVID exposure at hospital appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cayman’s C-section rate more than double WHO recommendations

    At 37% of all live births a year, the rate of caesarean sections in the Cayman Islands is more than double the rate recommended by the World Health Organisation. The post Cayman’s C-section rate more than double WHO recommendations appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Nursing chief: The struggles with tackling COVID

    The Health Services Authority's Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Hazel Brown, speaking on Rooster Radio's Crosstalk show this morning, recalled the stresses and pressures faced by healthcare workers in Cayman at the height of the COVID outbreak. The post Nursing chief: The struggles with tackling COVID appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • UK regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds

    The UK's health regulator has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children aged 12-15, meaning Cayman is also likely to begin offering the shots to this age group soon. The post UK regulator approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Lines at clinic as COVID vaccines expected to run out before next batch arrives

    With prize-draw incentives, the impending expiration of Cayman's vaccine supply, and the likelihood of mandatory vaccinations for work-permit holders, residents are continuing to line up for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The post Lines at clinic as COVID vaccines expected to run out before next batch arrives appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Ruling awaited on cruise vaccination lawsuit

    US cruise lines are awaiting a decision in the mediation of a lawsuit that challenges the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's authority to impose conditions, such as vaccinations for passengers and crew, before allowing cruise ships to sail. The post Ruling awaited on cruise vaccination lawsuit appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Gov’t: Vaccine supplies will be used up before expiration

    The Cayman Islands government confirmed today that all its free vaccine supplies from the United Kingdom will be used before their expiry date at the end of this month, and a new batch of vaccines is set to arrive on 16 June. The post Gov’t: Vaccine supplies will be used up before expiration appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Health City significantly grows outpatient numbers and revenue

    The quarterly operating revenues of Health City Cayman Islands increased by 30.6% to US$18.5 million year-on-year. The post Health City significantly grows outpatient numbers and revenue appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Hospital A&E entrance temporarily relocating

    The Health Services Authority Accident and Emergency walk-in entrance will be temporarily relocated from this evening, Friday, 28 May, until Sunday, 6 June, while the waiting room area is being renovated, the HSA advised. The post Hospital A&E entrance temporarily relocating appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • COVID-19 vaccination schedule June 2021

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