HONOLULU (KHON2) — High Schools around Oahu will soon have vaccination clinics at their doorstep, courtesy of Hawaii Pacific Health’s COVID-19 Vax Squad Bus. The Vax Squad held their first clinic at Waipahu High School on Thursday.
Clinics are open to staff, teachers, students and their family members who are 16 years and older. Appointments are required and can be made on HPH’s website.
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“We are really excited to launch this today as we see these mobile vaccine clinics as the next step that’s needed to help move our community closer to herd immunity,” said Hawai‘i Pacific Health President & CEO Ray Vara. “Our mission is to create a healthier Hawai‘i, and we know the critical role vaccinations will play in getting us back to the normal that we once knew. We want to make it as convenient as possible for people to be vaccinated, and that means bringing the vaccines to them in their communities where they live, work and go to school. We also wanted to do it in a way that is innovative and fun and gets people excited about it, especially younger people.”
The HPH COVID-19 Vax Squad Bus will hit the road for future mobile vaccination clinics scheduled as follows:
Kapolei High School – Monday, May 10
Campbell High School – Tuesday, May 11
Pearl City High School – Wednesday, May 12
Farrington High School – Thursday, May 13
Aiea High School – Friday, May 14
Radford High School – Monday, May 17
Moanalua High School – Tuesday, May 18
Kalani High School – Wednesday, May 19
Kaimuki High School – Thursday, May 20
St. Louis Schools – Friday, May 21
Castle High School – Tuesday, May 25
Second doses will be scheduled on-site when patients receive their first dose. Approximately 300 appointments will be available at each mobile vaccination clinic. When possible, walk-in vaccinations may be accommodated for people in the surrounding community.
The HPH COVID-19 Vax Squad will be back at each location approximately three weeks later to administer second doses for those who received their first dose at those locations.