The Public Health Department said on Monday (6 November) that Cayman could see a relatively high number of cases of flu, given our location in the Caribbean and the number of people travelling in and out of the country.
Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said they usually see 115 or so cases a week, but that number is likely to rise as we get deeper into flu season.
“We do get a lot of cases of flu. We’ve been… I don’t want to say lucky… because it’s actually due to the work we do in prevention, and the vaccine is part of that,” Dr. Williams-Rodriguez said.
He explained: “We haven’t encountered too many cases of severe condition, death caused by flu, but we do get a lot of cases of flu every year, with missing work, it’s inconvenient for the public.”
And a reminder you can get your flu shot free of charge at a number of locations across the Cayman Islands.