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COVID-19 Vaccination Hubs Speed Dosages to Independent Healthcare Providers

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines.

To continue to rapidly administer COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers, the Hawai‘i Department of Health and the Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi are working with hospitals in each county to ensure independent healthcare providers and their staff can obtain the first dosage of their vaccine this month.

Hawaiʻi’s hospitals are serving as conveniently located vaccination hubs where independent providers can also obtain their second, follow-up dosage 21 days later. Hospitals are using the Pfizer vaccine for healthcare workers.

Independent healthcare providers and their staff who have not yet received a vaccination should complete an online survey developed by the Department of Health at https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/for-clinicians/covid-19-vaccine/.

Providers who have already completed the survey should not submit it again.

The vaccination hub sites by counties include:

  • Maui: Maui Memorial Medical Center, Molokaʻi General Hospital and Lānaʻi Community Hospital
  • Kauaʻi: Kauaʻi War Memorial Convention Hall (information at Kauai.gov/vaccine)
  • Honolulu: Adventist Health Castle, Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center, and The Queen’s Medical Center-Punchbowl and West Oʻahu
  • Hawai‘i Island: Hilo Medical Center, Kona Community Hospital and North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital

The information collected from the survey will be sent to the hospital closest to a provider, and the hospital will reach out to the provider to schedule a vaccination appointment. Independently operated care homes and foster homes are being handled through a separate process.

If healthcare providers have a Kaiser Permanente health plan and prefer to have their vaccines administered at Kaiser, they may schedule an appointment at Kaiser’s Honolulu or Waipiʻo clinic by calling 808-432-2000, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to  5 p.m.

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2021/01/06/covid-19-vaccination-hubs-speed-dosages-to-independent-healthcare-providers/

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