COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated 2/10/2021

Waimānalo Health Center is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines to:
  • Kūpuna who are established patients of Waimānalo Health Center
Important Information
  • Waimānalo Health Center is directly contacting eligible patients to schedule a vaccine appointment.
  • Appointments are required for the COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • All vaccinations are contingent upon Waimānalo Health Center receiving deliveries of the vaccine.
  • If you are a patient of Waimānalo Health Center, please update your phone number and email address by calling 808-259-7948 so we can notify you when we have vaccines available for you.
  • If you are not a patient of Waimānalo Health Center, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for community announcements on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Waimānalo Health Center is directly contacting patients via phone or email who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

What if I am not yet eligible? When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
We are working to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to as many people as possible. Please continue to check our website for updated eligibility information. More information on vaccination plan for Hawai‘i is available through the Hawai‘i Department of Health at https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/.  

What vaccine is being given?
Waimānalo Health Center is administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. There are two doses given ~28 days apart.

How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccine.

I am eligible and have scheduled my appointment. What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your ID and insurance card if you have.

When will I receive my second dose of the vaccine?
Moderna recommends you get the second dose of the vaccine 28 days after your first vaccination. Your second appointment will be scheduled at your first appointment.

About the COVID-19 Vaccine

What is the COVID-19 vaccine?
Currently, there are two COVID-19 vaccines with emergency use authorization:

  • Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine
  • Moderna Vaccine

The vaccines were developed to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 and older for Pfizer, and 18 and older for Moderna.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
Yes. The COVID-19 vaccines being offered to the public meet the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) standards for Emergency Use Authorization. All COVID-19 vaccines were rigorously tested in thousands of people to make sure that they are safe and that they work.

Does the COVID-19 vaccine have any side effects?
Some people may experience side effects including soreness at the vaccine injection site. Some people experienced mild headache or fever. These side effects are signs that your immune system is working and building protection against the virus.
Read more about side effects here. https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine-faqs/

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss your options with your healthcare provider.
There is limited data about safety of the vaccine for pregnant or breastfeeding women and their infants, but mRNA vaccines (including the COVID-19 vaccine) are not thought to pose a risk to these groups. On the other hand, getting COVID-19 is known to put a pregnant woman at higher risk of serious illness.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for pregnant women.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html

Is the COVID-19 vaccine available for children?
A COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available for anyone younger than 16. Information will be shared when recommendations come from the FDA and CDC.

If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get the COVID- 19 vaccine when it’s available?
Yes, it is recommended that people get the vaccination even if they previously had COVID-19 and have since recovered.
Please note, no one who is currently sick with COVID-19 should receive a vaccination. Vaccinating should be postponed until the person has no symptoms and criteria have been met to discontinue isolation.

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Information on vaccination plan and sites is available through the Hawai‘i Department of Health at https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/.

How will I know when it’s my turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
The most updated vaccine information from the Hawai‘i Department of Health is available at www.hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine.
If you are a patient of Waimānalo Health Center, please update your phone number and email address by calling 808-259-7948 so we can notify you when COVID-19 vaccines are available.
If you are not a patient of Waimānalo Health Center, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for community announcements on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Will I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others after I have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. While we learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide, it is important for everyone to continue practicing preventive measures:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash and sanitize your hands
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others outside your household

Together, with the vaccine and these precautions, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and work toward ending this pandemic. Mahalo for your kōkua.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at:
https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine-info/
https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Learn more about COVID-19 variants at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/