(CMR) Effective Monday 12 April 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Owen Roberts International Airport will be offering dose 1 and dose 2 vaccines to all persons 16 years and over, regardless of surname.
Photo ID showing date of birth is still required; however, persons no longer need to provide identification to demonstrate they are ordinarily and legally resident.
The Health Department has also expanded operation hours at the ORIA to allow easier access for everyone.
“If you are unsure about getting the vaccine or have questions, I encourage you to speak to the Public Health Nurse, your doctor or contact the HSA Flu Hotline. We are here to help you make informed decisions about the vaccine and dispel misconceptions,” Public Health Nurse Manager Joanna Rose-Wright said.
“IF someone were to contract COVID-19, the symptoms can be severe, long-term, or even cause death. Although Cayman has been fortunate not to have any current community spread and very little deaths, we are still amidst a global pandemic, therefore getting as many persons vaccinated will ultimately help protect everyone in the community, especially once our borders reopen to visitors,” Rose-Wright added.
Persons are reminded to bring their consent form for dose 1 and their vaccination card for the second dose. Vaccination cards should not be laminated at any time; however, persons who have already done so are asked to bring the card along with their photo ID to the ORIA.
Persons are encouraged to park in long-term parking and not to bring children and pets. Persons 60 years and older will be given priority.