(CMR) The Public Health Department & Health Services Authority (HSA) will be relocating the COVID-19 vaccination clinic, PCR & Certified LFT Testing Clinics to 131 MacLendon Drive (next to DHL, behind Foster’s Airport) effective Monday, December 13th, 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic will resume Tuesday 14th December and the full schedule will be released soon.
The new location will provide a larger indoor space which allows for staff and patients to have a better, more comfortable experience. Testing and vaccination clinics will still have separate areas at one convenient location.
“This space was previously occupied by the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Older Persons Active Ageing Centre (OPAAC), which is currently not operational in the facility due to the latest COVID-19 community spread,” stated Lizzette Yearwood, HSA CEO. “On behalf of HSA and Public Health, I’d like to thank DCFS for the opportunity to utilize their space, as it came at an ideal time as Cayman expands the COVID-19 booster program to persons 18 years and over and reducing the time frame between doses to help better protect ourselves against the latest Omicron variant. Moving the PCR & Certified LFT testing off the main hospital campus will also allow HSA to continue our facility improvement plans.”
Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, Medical Officer of Health stated, “I encourage everyone over the age of 18 who've had their booster at least 3 months ago, to get vaccinated. With the new Omicron variant beginning to spread worldwide, it is even more important to ensure you are fully protected from a vaccination standpoint. With COVID-19 still in the community, I encourage everyone to continue with wearing a mask, keeping a safe social distance from other people and practicing proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. With lateral flow tests more readily available, persons can also take routine tests to screen for COVID-19.”
HSA PCR & Certified Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) Clinic Walk-in Hours (131 MacLendon Drive)
Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 12pm
Saturday, 10am – 12pm
Sunday, 10am – 2pm (10am – 12pm for PCR, 10am – 2pm for Certified LFT)
Public Holidays, 10am – 12pm
This PCR testing clinic is for persons who require testing for travel purposes, general screening and hospital pre-operative admission.
Please note, community cases in isolation for COVID-19 still use the three testing centres for exit testing: Bodden Town Civic Centre, South Sound Community Centre & Ed Bush Sports Complex, all which are open daily 11am – 1pm. Isolation exit testing will not be conducted at the new 131 MacLendon testing clinic.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
-Dose 1 & 2 are available to persons 12 years and older
-Boosters (3rd dose) are available to persons 18 and over, three months after their 2nd dose
-Boosters are available to clinically vulnerable persons 12 years and older (visit https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/ for list of ‘clinically vulnerable conditions’)