Wailuku, Maui, HI (Tuesday July 19, 2022) – Maui Health is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months through 5 years old. This is in addition to our current vaccine administration of first, second, and third doses, as well as first and second booster doses, to eligible residents.
On June 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control released its recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Parents and caregivers can now get their children 6 months through 5 years of age vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines to better protect them from COVID-19.
“We learned that there would be limited availability on Maui for vaccinating our youngest age group, so we knew it was important that we make this available in our clinic,” said Maui Health CEO Mike Rembis. “We took some time to consult with our medical staff including community pediatricians, and train our clinic staff, and we are now ready and excited to provide COVID-19 vaccines to those who qualify ages 6 months and older.”
Interim COVID-19 immunization schedule for 6 months of age through 5 years old, per CDC guidance:
- Pfizer-BioNTech (6 months – 4 years old):
- Total doses in primary series: Three (3)
- Dose schedule: At least three (3) weeks between first and second dose; at least 8 weeks between second and third dose.
- Moderna (6 months – 5 years old):
- Total doses in primary series: Two (2)
- Dose schedule: At least 4 weeks between first and second dose.
Parents or legal guardians may select between the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine upon arrival to the appointment, based on available supply, for ages 6 months through 5 years old only. Once the first dose is administered, all subsequent doses must match the vaccine used in initial dose. Mix and match of vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) is not allowed for this age group. For ages 6 and older, only the Pfizer vaccine is available at Maui Health.
To expedite the vaccine process and make it as easy as possible for both parents and their children, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment and complete the pre-registration paperwork prior to bringing your child(ren) in for vaccination. Appointments can be made via VAMS at https://vams.cdc.gov.
To review and download Maui Health’s pre-registration and insurance information forms, visit mauihealth.org/covidvaccine. Please note that insurance is not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Maui Health’s COVID-19 community vaccine clinic is in the main lobby at Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku. The vaccine clinic is open every Friday from 8:30 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm. Complimentary valet parking is available for your convenience. Walk-ins are still welcomed, but appointments are strongly encouraged for children’s vaccinations.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit mauihealth.org/covidvaccine.
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About Maui Health
Maui Health community hospitals and associated clinics are affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, and include Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Lanai Community Hospital, and associated clinics serving the people of Maui and Lanai. The facilities under Maui Health employ over 1600 Maui County residents, partner with over 460 hospital-based physicians, clinicians, and community-based primary and specialty physicians, and are open to all patients regardless of health insurance coverage. Maui Health is committed to delivering high quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and improving the health of the community. For more information, visit mauihealth.org.