Hawaii health department welcomes public to get vaccinated at Honolulu Zoo

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Health, in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii Pacific Health, will be holding a vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 26 at the Honolulu Zoo. Zoo goers who want to get the Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson shot can do so between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Hawaii Pacific Health’s Vax Squad Bus will be parked in front of the zoo during the event. Individuals who are 12 years old or older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only.

Department of Health Public Health Nurses will also be on site to answer questions about the vaccines.

From 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Royal Hawaiian Band will be entertaining people in attendance. From noon to 2 p.m., Island 98.5 will be playing music at the vaccination site and offering prize giveaways, including gift cards from Zippy’s and Pieology, swag from the Honolulu Fire Department, F45 gym memberships and refreshments from Meadow Gold for those who get the vaccine.

Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are not required. Both vaccine options are offered free of charge.

Individuals who pre-register for the vaccine clinic here or call (808)-462-5460 will receive complimentary admission to the zoo.

Those who pre-register should report to Gate 6 on Monsarrat Avenue instead of the front entrance.

Walk-ins for the vaccine are also welcome, but will need to pay for zoo admission at the front entrance. 

“We are very happy to partner with the State Department of Health, Hawaii Pacific Health, and for the support from the Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii National Guard in this effort to get more of our community vaccinated,” said Honolulu Zoo Director Linda Santos. “As zoo animals and household pets can contract COVID-19 from humans, it is very important for everyone to get vaccinated to protect our animals and those who care for our animals.”

Guests heading to the vaccination site should bring a picture I.D., insurance card and a face mask that will need to be worn at all times. Minors ages 12 to 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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