HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii residents over the age of 70 are now qualified to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1B of the state’s tiered COVID-19 distribution plan. Several healthcare providers have already began administering the vaccine to these individuals. Here’s everything you need to know about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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According to the Hawaii Department of Health and government officials, vaccines are currently being distributed in tiers. The distribution layout is as follows:

  • Phase 1A: Frontline essential healthcare workers and long‐term care facility residents.
  • Phase 1B: Frontline essential workers and adults 70 years of age and older.
  • Phase 1C: Adults between the age of 65 and 69 years old, Persons aged 16 to 64 years old with high-risk medical conditions and essential workers who were not recommended for vaccination in Phase 1B.
  • Phase 2: All persons over the age of 16 who were not previously recommended for vaccination.

The state is now in Phase 1B of the vaccine distribution plan.

Current qualifications for a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • 70 years of age and older
  • Be a Hawaii resident
  • Adults who qualify under phase 1A may still be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, but priority will be given to kupuna over the age of 70.
  • Certain healthcare facilities may require proof of insurance. Contact your healthcare provider for more information.

The following Phase 1B essential workers are currently qualified for the vaccine:

Workers whose duties must be performed on-site and require being in close proximity to the public or coworkers, are at substantially higher risk of exposure and are essential to the functioning of society are categorized in Phase 1B. These include:

  • First responders
  • Corrections Officers and staff
  • Emergency services dispatchers
  • Individuals essential for federal, state and local government operations.
  • Critical transportation infrastructure workers (harbor, dock workers, public transportation, etc.)
  • Critical utilities workers (energy, water, etc.)
  • Teachers, childcare and educational support staff (preschool, K-12, post-secondary, etc.)
  • US Postal Service employees
  • Grocery store workers

Not all healthcare facilities who are administering the COVID-19 vaccine are vaccinating those between the ages of 70 and 74 years old.

City and County of Honolulu

Hawaii Pacific Health:

  • Pier 2 Cruise Terminal: 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu.
  • Ongoing. By appointment only.
  • Limited free parking at Pier 2 is available for patients with confirmed appointments
  • Patients without mobility issues are encouraged to park at Waterfront Plaza (Restaurant Row) and Aloha Tower Marketplace for $2 for 2 hours with documentation of a vaccine clinic visit.
  • To register, click here.

Queenʻs Health Systems/ Queen’s Medical Center:

  • Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall at 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu
  • By appointment only: Sundays to Mondays, Wednesdays to Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Call to register 808-691-2222 Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. or click here.

Adventist Health Castle:

  • To check your qualifications and register for a vaccine, click here.
  • Vaccinations are by appointment only.
  • For questions about online registration, call 263-5002.

CVS/Longs Drugs:

  • Appointment can be made by clicking here.
  • Vaccinations are by appointment only.
  • CVS locations administering vaccines include: Aiea, Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Kaneohe and Kapaa.
  • For questions about online registration, call (800) 746-7287.

Maui County

Maui Health:

  • Phase 1B vaccines began being administered on Jan. 8 and are continuous based on supply.
  • Date and Time: Ongoing. By appointment only.
  • To register, click here.

Hawaii County (Big Island)

Kona Community Hospital:

  • Kona Community Hospital: 79-1019 Haukapila St, Kealakekua, HI
  • Vaccinations are still for those 75+ only. Appointment is required.
  • Call 322-4451 to register or click here.
  • For addition questions, email KCHCovidVaccine@hhsc.org.

Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital:

  • Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital: 67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743.
  • By appointment only.
  • Call 881-4668 or email QNHCHVaccine@queens.org for scheduling.

Hilo Medical Center:

  • Hilo Medical Center: 1190 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720.
  • By appointment only: Mon. through Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • To register, click here.
  • For assistance with online registration call 932-3000 and press 8 (weekdays only).

Hawaii Department of Health (various locations):

  • By appointment only
  • Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kona Aquatic Center.
  • Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Waiakea Recreational Center.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hilo Civic Parking Lot
  • Call 300-1120 to schedule an appointment.
Courtesy: Hawaii Department of Health/Hilo Medical Center

Kauai County

Kauai Medical Clinic at Wilcox Medical Center:

  • Registration is being done through enrolling in a MyChart account. Once enrolled, qualified residents will receive a notification through “MyChart” to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
  • Sign up for MyChart here,
  • If you already have a “MyChart” account, qualify for a vaccine and have not received a notification, click here.
  • Vaccinations for kupuna will be available on Feb. 26 and March 1.
  • First dose only appointment.
  • Must pre-register here.

Hawaii Pacific Health:

  • By appointment only.
  • To register, click here.
  • For the most up-to-date information, visit their website.

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (Kauai):

  • By appointment only.
  • To register, click here.
  • For the most up-to-date information, visit their website.

Veteran Affairs

  • The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is also extending COVID-19 vaccine based on available supply. Click here for the most up-to-date information.
  • The U.S. Military and Department of Defense may be operating on a different vaccine distribution timeline. Click here for more information.

What to bring with you to your COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

  • Government-issued picture I.D.
  • Insurance Card.
  • Mask/Face Covering. This must be worn at all times.
  • Copy of your appointment confirmation.
  • If you require assistance, you may bring one person with you to escort you for your vaccination appointment. This person must be 18 years or older.

Hawaii District Health Office Vaccination Sites

  • Call (808) 300-1120, Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For all other questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, call the state’s COVID-19 vaccine call center at 586-8332.