COVID-19 Vaccine: Get the Facts

Everyone age 12 and older now eligible for FREE Vaccine

 

Getting vaccinated is free, and everyone age 12 and older is now eligible.

The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for ages 12+ and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for ages 18+. You can choose which vaccine you want by clicking here.

You do NOT need health insurance - the federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome at many locations.

No vaccines are currently approved for children younger than age 12.

Health officials encourage all Kauai residents age 12 and older to schedule a vaccine appointment as soon as possible and help stop community spread of COVID-19. Most of Kauai's recent cases have been unvaccinated residents.

All Hawaii residents who have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot are eligible to enter the Department of Health’s #HIGotVaccinated contest through August 31, 2021 to win prizes from local businesses. For more information and official rules visit HIGotVaccinated.com.

Show your vaccine card to get discounts at local businesses. Visit HIGotVaccinated.com/deals for details.

People who are fully vaccinated can now use their vaccine record to travel from the mainland back to Hawaii without needing a pre-travel test for a quarantine exception. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated on the 15th day after completing their vaccine dose(s). For program rules and additional information, visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel/faqs.

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.





Headshot of Dr. Janet Berreman, M.D., M.P.H.

 

 

 

 

Kauai District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman, M.D. MPH

 

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for emergency use since December 2020.   Now it has full approval for use at any time—just like all other vaccines and medications that we use and take regularly. This means that the FDA has reviewed the extensive data about the vaccines safety and effectiveness, now that it has been given to 100’s of millions of people. If you’ve been waiting for full FDA approval, your wait is over!
 
Vaccinated people can still get infected, but this happens at much lower rates than among unvaccinated folks, and their disease is much more mild. Getting a vaccine is kind of like wearing a seatbelt in a car – it’s not a guarantee you won’t get injured, but you’re a lot safer, and much less likely to die, with your seatbelt on.”

 

For more information on free testing, click here [http://www.kauai.gov/COVIDtest]

 

For answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccines, please click here.

Hoʽōla Lāhui Pop-up Clinics

Free pop-up clinics operated by Hoʻōla Lāhui are open to ages 12 and older. They offer a choice of the Comirnaty vaccine (formerly known as Pfizer-BioNTech) for ages 12 and older, the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and older, and the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine for ages 18 and older. No appointment is needed. Minors ages 12-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Kaumakani Community Hall: Saturday, September 4, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Anaina Hou Farmers Market: Saturday, September 4, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Laukona Park: Saturday, September 11, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Kekaha Neighborhood Center: September 18, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Telephone assistance is available from Hoʽōla Lāhui at (808) 938-0938.

The van will return to the same locations three weeks later to administer 2nd doses of the Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna vaccine.

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

Kauaʽi Mobile Vaccine Clinic

The Kauaʻi Mobile Vaccine Clinic offers the Comirnaty vaccine (formerly known as Pfizer-BioNTech) for ages 12 and older, the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and older, and the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine for ages 18 and older. No appointment is needed, walk-ins only. Vaccinations are free.

Minors ages 12-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will need to sign a consent form for the minor being vaccinated.

  • Kapaa Neighborhood Center: Thursday, September 9, noon to 3 p.m. (walk-in only)
  • Līhue Neighborhood Center: Friday, September 10, noon to 3 p.m. (walk-in only)
  • Hanalei Neighborhood Center: Saturday, September 11, noon to 3 p.m. (walk-in only)
  • Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center: Thursday, September 16, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Līhue Neighborhood Center: Friday, September 17, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Wainiha Country Market: Saturday, September 18, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Anahola Marketplace: Thursday, September 23, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Anaina Hou Community Park: Friday, September 24, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Hanalei Neighborhood Center: Saturday, September 25, noon to 3 p.m.

The van will return to the same locations four weeks later to administer 2nd doses of the Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna vaccine.

The mobile vaccine clinic is a collaboration between the County of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation and Wilcox Medical Center.

For more information, visit http://WilcoxHealth.org/Vaccine

Pharmacies, Clinics, and Hospitals

Many pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals offer free walk-in vaccines.

Comirnaty Vaccine (formerly known as Pfizer): Ages 12+

Longs Līhu‘e seven days a week, with appointments available as late as 6:30 p.m. (closed Labor Day). Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

Safeway Līhu‘e seven days week, with appointments during business hours (closed Labor Day). Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html

Kaiser Permanente Līhu‘e Clinic Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/hawaii/health-wellness/coronavirus-information/vaccine-appointments

Wilcox Medical Center open on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: http://WilcoxHealth.org/Vaccine

Hoʽōla Lāhui clinics in Waimea and Kapa‘a. For the latest schedule, call (808) 938-0938

Please get both doses at the same location to ensure you receive the same vaccine and your two doses are registered in the same system for a complete vaccination record.

Moderna Vaccine: Ages 18+

Safeway Kapa‘a seven days a week (closed Labor Day). Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html

Longs Kōloa and Kapaʻa seven days a week (closed Labor Day) with appointments available as late as 6:30 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

Longs ʻEleʻele Monday-Saturday (closed Labor Day), with appointments available as late as 6:30 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

Walmart seven days a week, with appointments available as late as 7 p.m. (OPEN ON LABOR DAY). Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: http://www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine

Costco Monday-Friday (closed Labor Day). Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://www.costco.com/covid-vaccine.html

Kaiser Permanente Līhu‘e Clinic Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. (Closed Labor Day). Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/hawaii/health-wellness/coronavirus-information/vaccine-appointments

Līhu‘e Pharmacy Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. By appointment only – no walk-ins at this location. To make an appointment, call (808) 246-9100, or (808) 246-6900, or (808) 245-3800. For more info: https://kauairx.com/covid-19-vaccine-clinic/

Hoʽōla Lāhui clinics in Waimea and Kapa‘a. For the latest schedule, call (808) 938-0938

Please get both doses at the same location to ensure you receive the same vaccine and your two doses are registered in the same system for a complete vaccination record.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Ages 18+ (one dose)

Safeway Kapa‘a weekdays (closed Labor Day). Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment: https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html

Hoʽōla Lāhui clinics in Waimea and Kapa‘a. For the latest schedule, call (808) 938-0938

Request Department of Health Vaccine Van for Community Events

Businesses, organizations, and individuals can request a mobile vaccine van to offer free vaccines to adults 18+ at community gatherings and functions. Submit your request by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBQCWY7 or by calling the Kaua‘i District Health Office on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 241-3495.