Honolulu Zoo, Wet'n'Wild, Schools Hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
There is a big push to vaccinate Hawai'i residents as health officials continue to learn about a more contagious and potentially more dangerous variant of the coronavirus. State Department of Health Director Dr. Libby Char spoke to host Catherine Cruz about making vaccines available to those who have not yet signed up.
Whether you're looking for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, she said healthcare systems have partnered with organizations and businesses across the islands to make it easier than ever.
"We have hundreds of opportunities for people to get vaccinated now all across the state, and we're trying to be really creative in what we're doing," Char said. "We're just very grateful to all the community partners and the healthcare systems that have really stepped up to help."
For example, the Honolulu Zoo is hosting a Hawai'i Pacific Health vaccination clinic on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone who pre-registers will also receive free admission. Both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer will be offered.
As Gov. David Ige said at a press conference, once the state reaches 70% fully vaccinated, travel and social gatherings will no longer be restricted.
This segment aired on The Conversation on June 24, 2021.