COVID-19 Vaccine: Get the Facts

Children under 5 years old

JUNE 23 UPDATE: The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is excited to announce long awaited COVID-19 vaccines for keiki under the age of five.


The new Pfizer vaccine is specially made for children six-months through four years of age and will be administered in a three-shot series. There should be three weeks between the first and second shots. The third shot is to be given at least two months after the second shot. Each dose is one-tenth the dose of the Pfizer vaccine given to adults.

The new Moderna vaccine is for children six-months through five years of age and will be administered in a two-shot series. The second shot is to be given at least four weeks after the first shot. Each dose is a quarter of the Moderna dose given to adults.


On Kauai, vaccines for keiki under 5 will be available at Wilcox Medical Center, Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and Ho’ola Lahui. Details will be added for KVMH and Mahelona once they announce their clinic dates. Additional sites may become available. 


Wilcox (Kauai Medical Clinic - Pediatrics) (Pfizer)

Saturday, August 6th  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 27th  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Appointments are required:


Kaiser Permanente Lihue Clinic

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment at If you are having trouble making an appointment online, please call 808-432-2000, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Membership NOT required


Hoola Lahui (Moderna)

For an appointment call (808) 938-0938. No walk-ins are accepted.

Wednesdays (Waimea), 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Thursdays (Kapaa),  1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Booster Doses

Three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred. 


Vaccination remains the safest strategy for protecting against COVID-19. 

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19 booster shots.

It is recommended that the following individuals get 1 booster:

  • Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

It is recommeneded that the following individuals get 2 boosters:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older; and
  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.


Vaccine clinics for ages 5 and up

Vaccination protects you and your child and reduces the likelihood of transmitting the virus to family members, friends, and others.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Kupuna in need of assistance with the online appointment systems can call the Agency on Elderly Affairs at (808) 241-4470 and they can help.

Kaiser Permanente Lihue Clinic:

Open to everyone ages 6 months and older - membership NOT required

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment at

If you're having trouble making an appointment online, call 808-432-2000 (TTY 711)


Walmart Pharmacy Lihue

Open to ages 5 and older, Book an appointment:


Longs Lihue Kukui Grove

Open to everyone ages 5 and older Appointments are required:


Longs Koloa, Kapaa, and Eleele 

Ages 18+, Moderna Appointments are required:


Safeway Lihue and Kapaa 

12+ Pfizer or 18+ Moderna, no pediatric doses at this location 


Costco Lihue 

Ages 18+ Moderna only Make an appointment:


Lihue Pharmacy 

Ages 18+ Moderna only Clinic open Tuesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment, call (808) 246-6900. Walk-ins are welcome. For more info:

Ho'ola Lahui Hawaii/Kauai Community Health Center


Vaccines are offered in their Waimea and Kapaa clinics and at pop-up events.

Beginning July 13, open to everyone ages 6 months and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and to make an appointment, call (808) 938-0938. Walk-ins are not accepted.

The County of Kaua‘i thanks the Kauai District Health Office, Hoola Lahui, Wilcox Medical Center, and Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation for working together to offer these free clinics for Kauai.

Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami is encouraging Kaua‘i parents to get their kids vaccinated or to talk to their pediatricians if they have concerns.

“Vaccines are our path forward and will help keep our keiki and those around them safe,” said Mayor Kawakami. “But we understand it’s a personal decision that should be discussed between family and those you turn to for healthcare needs.”