Cayman's National Vaccination Programme began its official roll-out on Thursday, 8th January 2021. At time of publication (10/03/21) 31% of Cayman's population has received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 15% have received their full course of the COVID-19 vaccine.
We detail how and where it is being administered, as well as updated travel protocols below.
From Friday, March 5th, the COVID-19 vaccination will be available to persons in ALL THREE Stages. See The Priority-Grouping System below for details on each. Those receiving their second dose are reminded that the date noted on the vaccination card for the second dose is the earliest date in which you can receive the vaccine.
20,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived on Island on the
11th of March, Cayman's latest and largest shipment to-date. By early May, more than 100,000 doses will have been delivered by the UK. In a bid
to ensure that the vaccine is only being administered to legal
residents of the Cayman Islands, everyone receiving the vaccination must
now present photo identification and be able to prove that they are
ordinarily and legally a resident of the Cayman Islands.
- CI Driver's License
- CI Passport
- CI Voters Card
- Global Citizen Certificate
- Non-Cayman passport with approval to reside in the Cayman Islands for 6 months from arrival
- WP Grant Letter OR Extension Letter
Medical notes and employer letters are no longer required.
The Priority-Grouping System
Inoculations are being administered to the Cayman community based on a
priority-grouping system, as detailed below. The Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine
requires two doses, administered three weeks apart, to be most
effective. Once willing participants from stages one and two have
received their full immunisation course, the remainder of Cayman’s
population can come forward to begin vaccinations. There will be regular
public announcements to update the community on the progress of the
programme - as well as when the subsequent groups can come forward for
- Health care workers and first responders
- Institutional staff and residents
- Front-line customer-facing staff at ports
- People over the age of 70 or those suffering from conditions that put them at an increased risk if they were to contract COVID-19
- People over the age of 60 or those suffering from conditions that put them at an increased risk if they were to contract COVID-19
- Essential Government workers
- Anyone aged 16-60 with relevant medical status (Proof of qualifying medical condition required. Relevant medical conditions include: Diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, autoimmune diseases, asthma, Down's syndrome (adults only), severe mental illness, people on immunosuppression therapies, people with solid organ transplants.)
- Essential service workers, teachers, and school staff (Also includes: Supermarket workers, those working in utilities, gas station employees, customer facing staff in retail banking, hotel workers, restaurant and bar staff, food delivery workers, caregivers, Civil Servants.)
- Those living in the household of people who qualified from Stage 1 of the programme.
- The general public who otherwise didn't qualify for Stages 1 and 2.
For answers to FAQs, please click here.
The Vaccination is available at the following locations:
Offsite COVID Vaccine Clinic, Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) Check-In Area
West Bay Health Centre
Reverend Blackman Road, West Bay
(345) 949 3439
Bodden Town Health Centre
445A Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town
(345) 947 2299
North Side Health Centre
1148 North Side Road, North Side
(345) 947 9525
East End Health Centre
2367 Sea View Road, East End
(345) 947 7440
Persons receiving the vaccine must enter the clinic wearing a mask and present a form of government ID. They will also be expected to fill out a COVID-19 Vaccination form, which can be filled out on site or downloaded here.
If someone is home bound and unable to attend one of the vaccination clinics, they should contact the Flu Hotline 1-800-534-8600 or 925-6327 or their local HSA District Health Centre and arrangements will be made to with a Public Health nurse to provide the vaccine in their home.
Updated Travel Protocols
Presently, the borders remain closed to general travel - however it has been stated by the Premier that once 70-80% of the population are vaccinated, we can reopen.
As of the 22nd of March, those who meet the following
conditions will only have to quarantine for 10 days (with an exit test on day 11):
- Can provide proof of having completed a full course of one of the following COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days before arrival in the Cayman Islands: 1) Pfizer-BioNTech, 2) Oxford/AstraZeneca, 3) Moderna, 4) Johnson & Johnson
- Can provide proof of having a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival
- Produce a negative PCR test result upon arrival
- Return to a household where the all residents have also received the COVID-19 vaccine
All people qualifying under these conditions will be expected, along with their household members, to undergo repeat testing. The fully updated and gazetted regulations can be read here.
Travellers entering the Island who do not meet the requirements for the 10-day quarantine, will still be subject to mandatory 14 days quarantine.
Those working in the hospitality and tourism industry (restaurateurs, taxi drivers etc.) will now have to undergo regular PCR testing and regular testing will continue for front-line health workers.
The situation on Island will be closely monitored and should there be any cause for concern, Public Health will respond by promptly employing preventive measures.