COVID vaccine take-up surges as native instances emerge

COVID vaccine take-up surges as local cases emerge


Premier Wayne Panton supports CIGTV host Donna Bush as she gets her shot at the West Bay Clinic (photo from @OfficialWaynePanton)

(CNS): Hundreds of people went looking for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine over the last two days following the revelation that Cayman’s protective bubble had burst and the coronavirus had been detected in the community in a family with no travel history. At least 500 people were vaccinated at the West Bay Clinic Thursday evening and at Camana Bay on Friday. The needle on the official national vaccination rate is moving again, with 74% of the population now having had at least one shot and more than 70% having had both doses. This does not include those vaccinated on Friday.

According to Health Minister Sabrina Turner, 229 people were vaccinated at the West Bay Clinic Thursday evening, 209 of them getting their first dose. Another 290 vaccines were administered at the Camana Bay Clinic Friday morning, including 230 first doses….