Cayman to get first COVID-19 vaccine shipment today

The Cayman Islands will receive its first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine today.

The doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are being delivered on a British Airways flight from the United Kingdom and should arrive around 2:00 pm local time.

Governor Martyn Roper, on his official Facebook page, today said, “[I] sincerely hope the vaccines will prove a turning point in our fight against COVID. UK has committed to supplying them. This batch alone [is] worth £200,000 (around CI$227,000). I will be having my vaccination later this week and would encourage you all to as well”.

Roper, along with Premier Alden McLaughlin and Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, had all previously said they would be among the first to take the

Cayman has recorded 347 coronavirus cases and two deaths since the start of the pandemic.