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Kupuna Age 75 and Older Appointments Now Available  

No Appointments Available at the Moment.

  • Mahalo for your interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, we are not scheduling any more first-dose appointments as we await further shipments of the vaccine from the mainland.
  • We will honor appointments that have already been scheduled using our existing supply.
  • We are carefully monitoring our inventory and looking forward to receiving additional doses, so we can get through this important process of vaccinating our community.
  • We will open up appointment slots as shipments come in. Please check back with us next week. Thank you for your patience as we all work through this together.

 

Non-Health Care Essential Workers

We are committed to caring for our community members and offering them the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We are partnering with the Hawaii State Department of Health to follow the state’s COVID-19 vaccine allocation and prioritization plan. Please visit hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine for the latest information about the vaccine.
The entire community vaccination process will take several months to complete. We appreciate your patience as we work to vaccinate as many individuals as possible.

 

North Hawaii Vaccination

 

Molokai Vaccination

For Health Care Workers
In Phase 1a, The COVID-19 vaccine is available to health care providers. This phase is currently being carried out at our four hospitals (The Queen’s Medical Center – Punchbowl, The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu, Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital, and Molokai General Hospital).
 
The vaccine being offered is manufactured by Pfizer. It is a two-dose vaccine spaced 21 days apart.
 
The Queen’s Health Systems, in partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health, is working to vaccinate health care providers identified in the Department of Health’s plan. If you are a health care provider, please go to hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine to schedule your practice for an appointment.
 
We will be contacting the Medical Practices assigned by the state to each hospital.
Each entity will cover the following zip codes:
  • The Queen’s Medical Center – Punchbowl: 96817 and 96813
  • The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu: 96797, 96707, 96789, 96786, 96706, and 96792
  • Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital:  96743, 96755, 96727, 96743, 96719, and 96776 
  • Molokai General Hospital: will cover all areas of Molokai

FAQs

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommends you get vaccinated. The vaccine will help protect you from getting COVID-19. If you still get infected after you get vaccinated, the vaccine may prevent serious illness. By getting vaccinated, you can also help protect people around you.

No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use or in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. However, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it is possible you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick.

Yes. The CDC recommends you get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19 because you can catch it more than once. While you may have some short-term antibody protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection will last.

No. More studies need to be conducted before COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for children aged 16 and younger.

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people with underlying health problems like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and obesity. People with these conditions are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

No. While you may have some short-term antibody protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection lasts. Vaccination is the best protection, and it is safe. People who get COVID-19 can have serious illnesses, and some have debilitating symptoms that persist for months.

Currently authorized vaccines, and most vaccines under development, require two doses of vaccine. The first shot helps the immune system recognize the virus, and the second shot, given 21 days later, strengthens the immune response. You need both to get the best protection.

There may be side effects, but they should go away within a few days. Possible side effects include a sore arm, headache, fever, or body aches. This does not mean you have COVID-19. Side effects are signs that the vaccine is working to build immunity. If they don’t go away in a week, or you have more serious symptoms, call your doctor.

Because all COVID-19 vaccines are new, it will take more time and more people getting vaccinated to learn about very rare or possible long-term side effects. At least 8 weeks’ worth of safety data were gathered in the clinical trials for all the authorized vaccines, and it is unusual for vaccine side effects to appear more than 8 weeks after vaccination.

All COVID-19 vaccines were tested in clinical trials involving tens of thousands of people to make sure they meet safety standards and protect adults of different ages, races, and ethnicities. There were no serious safety concerns. The CDC and the FDA will keep monitoring the vaccines to look for safety issues after they are authorized and in use.

People with HIV infection, other immunocompromising conditions, or who take immunosuppressive medications or therapies might be at an increased risk for severe COVID-19.  Data is not currently available to establish safety and efficacy of the vaccine in these groups.  These individuals may still receive the COVID-19 vaccine unless otherwise contraindicated.  Individuals should be counseled about: unknown vaccine safety and efficacy profiles in immunocompromised persons, potential for reduced immune responses, need to continue to follow all current guidance to protect themselves against COVID-19.

There is no data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women.  Studies are ongoing and more are planned.  If a woman is part of a group (e.g., healthcare personnel) who is recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and is pregnant, she may choose to be vaccinated. A discussion with her healthcare provider can help her make an informed decision. Considerations for vaccination: level of COVID-19 community transmission, risk of acquisition – her personal risk of contracting COVID-19 (by occupation or other activities), the risks of COVID-19 to her and potential risks to the fetus, the efficacy of the vaccine, the known side effects of the vaccine, the lack of data about the vaccine during pregnancy.

There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in lactating women or the effects of mRNA vaccines on the breastfed infant or milk production/excretion.  mRNA vaccines are not considered live virus vaccines and are not thought to be a risk to the breastfeeding infant.  If a lactating woman is part of a group (e.g., healthcare personnel) who is recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, she may choose to be vaccinated.

All recipients who receive the vaccine are encouraged to enroll in v-safe https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html.  This is a smartphone tool you can use to tell the CDC if you have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. If you report serious side effects, someone from the CDC will call to follow up.

Protect Yourself & Your Ohana

The best protection from COVID-19 is a combination of:

  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Wearing a mask
  • Staying at least 6 feet away from others
  • Limiting gatherings
  • Washing your hands often

When the vaccine becomes available to you, we strongly encourage you to get it to protect yourself, your ohana, and the community.

Queen’s COVID-19 Vaccination Line:

808-691-2222
The line is open Monday – Friday,
7:30 am – 5:00 pm