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Hawaii Pacific Health’s Pier 2 vaccination site to relocate to Kapiolani Medical Center

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                                Pier 2 opened in January, and more than 184,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at the site since.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Pier 2 opened in January, and more than 184,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at the site since.

The Hawaii Pacific Health Pier 2 Vaccination Center will close at the end of the month and move to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, the health care system announced today.

The vaccination center opened in January, and more than 184,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at the site since. Its relocation is in part an anticipation of the vaccine being made available to children younger than 12 years old.

“We opened the state’s first mass vaccination center in January at Pier 2 in partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Health in response to a critical need at that time to get eligible O‘ahu residents vaccinated as quickly as possible,” said Ray Vara, president and CEO of HPH, in a statement. “As the approach to how and where we get people vaccinated has evolved and COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise in Hawai‘i, it is more important than ever that Hawai‘i residents get vaccinated. Hawai‘i Pacific Health will continue to support the state’s vaccination efforts with our mobile vaccine clinics and by making the vaccine available at select hospital and clinic locations.”

Starting Monday, HPH will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations for people ages 12 and older at the Kapiolani Medical Center. Scheduled and walk-in appointments will be available from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Appointments can be scheduled online at www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/covidvaccine.

Walk-in vaccinations are also available at two Straub Medical Center clinic locations — Ward Village Clinic and Urgent Care and Doctors on Call at Sheraton Waikiki. Both locations accept walk-in patients daily from noon to 6 p.m. Straub clinics are only offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Additionally, HPH will continue to offer vaccines on Oahu using the HPH COVID-19 Vax Squad Bus, its mobile vaccine clinic, which had administered more than 11,000 doses since launching in May.

Appointments can be scheduled at www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/covidvaxsquad.

The Wilcox Medical Center Vaccination Center continues to offer appointments and walk-in vaccinations, and its current schedule is available online at www.wilcoxhealth.org/vaccine.

Between Pier 2, the Vax Squad and Wilcox Medical Center, 1,215 total COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered between July 19 and Sunday.

All walk-in and scheduled vaccinations at all locations are for first doses only. Second doses are scheduled on-site once the first dose is administered. Minors ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied to appointments by parents or guardians, or, if at school locations, can be unaccompanied by must bring a Department of Education vaccination consent form completed by a parent or guardian.

A mask, photo identification, medical insurance card, printed an completed questionnaire available on HPH’s website and an appointment confirmation are required for those with scheduled appointments.

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