Maui Health Vaccine Update - 04.01.2021
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Wailuku, Maui, HI (April 1, 2021) – To date, Maui Health has vaccinated nearly 32,000 residents throughout Maui County including on Lanai. Today, April 1, marks the 100th day of COVID-19 vaccines administered by Maui Health. To celebrate, each vaccine recipient was provided a gift and everyone who received their second dose today also received a COVID-19 vaccine limited edition commemorative pin.
Maui Health is committed to making vaccines available across the county and is expanding clinic operations and pop-up locations for the convenience of our community members.
Last Saturday March 27, a team from Maui Health traveled to Lanai to assist with vaccinating all Lanai residents 16 years and older who wished to be vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Maui Health and Lanai Community Hospital team in partnership with the Lanai police department, Lanai Emergency Operations Center team, and other community leaders hosted the drive-through vaccination clinic and administered over 400 vaccines to Lanai residents. The team will travel back to Lanai on April 17 to provide the second vaccine dose and provide any first dose vaccinations to those remaining residents who wish to be vaccinated.
The Lanai event was supported by the state Department of Health and the Healthcare Association of Hawaii in a focused effort to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all residents, regardless of the current state vaccination phase. The Department of Health deemed it vital for all eligible Lanai residents to be vaccinated to help prevent any future COVID-19 outbreak. As a small community, Lanai would benefit from the majority of its residents being vaccinated, which would allow residents to remain healthy, avoid straining the limited health care resources on island if an outbreak were to occur, and to help get island life back to some sense of normalcy.
In addition to efforts focused on the Lanai population, we have also moved our south side Maui clinic to the Grand Wailea resort which provides the space and resources needed to increase our vaccination clinic days and hours in the near future. The new location is also more convenient for south-island vaccine recipients and offers ample, complimentary parking. And, soon, a pop-up vaccine clinic to serve the west side of Maui is also being planned.
Maui Health is currently vaccinating eligible Phase 1A, 1B and Phase 1C residents which includes those ages 60 and older, individuals with high risk medical conditions age 16 years and older*, and all other essential workers as defined by the CDC.
If you are already registered in VAMS, you can log-in and book a vaccine appointment at vams.cdc.gov. If you do not have a VAMS account and qualify to receive a vaccine, you can begin the process by completing the Maui Health Vaccine Health Record Form at mauihealth.org/covidvaccine.
If you received your first dose Moderna vaccine at our Kihei clinic, you can book your second dose in VAMS. Please note, you must choose the MAUI HEALTH KIHEI LOCATION for your second dose Moderna. If you choose any other location, you will be turned away.
We will do our best to get everyone who wants to be vaccinated, their shot at protecting themselves and others. The more people that get vaccinated, the faster we can end this pandemic, together.
For more information visit mauihealth.org/covidvaccine or email email@example.com.
*Pfizer vaccine only. Vaccine recipients under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
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About Maui Health
Maui Health, aka Maui Health System, community hospitals and associated clinics affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, includes Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Lanai Community Hospital and associated clinics, and serves the people of Maui and Lanai. The facilities under Maui Health employ more than 1500 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. Maui Health is supported by Kaiser Permanente’s industry-leading technology systems, evidence-based medicine and nationally recognized care quality. For more information, visit mauihealth.org.
About Maui Memorial Medical Center
Maui Memorial Medical Center is a Maui Health community hospital licensed for 214 acute care beds. It is Maui’s only full-service, acute medical care facility and provides comprehensive healthcare for Maui County, including Lanai and Molokai, and is open to all patients regardless of health insurance coverage. It is also the only hospital outside of Oahu that provides a full range of cardiac services, including open-heart surgery and angioplasty. Maui Memorial Medical Center is Joint Commission Accredited, a Hawaii State Designated Level III Trauma Center and certified Primary Stroke Center, and rated 4-stars by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Centers Hospital Compare. It is located in Wailuku and has over 1300 employees.