Maui Health Vaccination Team Recognized for Milestone Efforts
The vaccination clinic team at Maui Health was honored for their outstanding efforts in helping to vaccinate Maui residents with more than 83,000 doses since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, chair of the Senate Committee on Health joined Senator Roz Baker and Representative Angus McKelvey of Maui in presenting the vaccination team at Maui Memorial Medical Center with a certificate of recognition from the state, acknowledging their accomplishments to date.
“It took a whole team. I would say everybody, every department contributed to this–our nutrition services [for] providing snacks, security for helping with crowd control, our auxiliary, nursing, communications was huge. It literally took every department–our facilities to help set up everything, IT. It took everybody. So it really was a team effort,” said Chrissy Miller, Employee Health Manager and Vaccine Manager at Maui Health.
“That’s a real accomplishment, and it’s a big part of why we’re at where we’re at with the disease, and why we’ve done so well compared to just about everywhere else nationally,” said Sen. Keohokalole, who also toured the facility to identify areas of future need.
Maui Health began administering the vaccine to its employees and providers just a few days before Christmas on Dec. 23, 2020 and vaccinated nearly 2,000 healthcare workers in about the first two weeks. On Jan. 8, 2021, the hospital officially opened its MMMC Main Lobby Vaccine Clinic to the public, and in the first two weeks received more than 14,000 appointment requests.
With the support from the State Department of Health and the Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi, Maui Health increased its vaccine administration to 4,000 appointments per week, and on March 29, 2021, the hospital recorded a single day record of 871 first doses administered.
Maui Health has scaled back its vaccination clinic hours and is now offering vaccinations and boosters every Friday from 8:30 am - 12 noon AND 1 pm - 4 pm. Pfizer vaccine provided for first, second, third (additional) doses. First and second booster shots also available for qualified individuals. For more information, click here.
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