Here’s how Neighbor Islands are vaccinating residents

Here’s how Neighbor Islands are vaccinating residents
Neighbor Islands are beginning the next phase of the state's vaccine rollout plan. (Source: Hawaii News Now/file)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Neighbor Islands are beginning the next phase of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan.

On Maui, frontline essential workers, health care workers and adults ages 75 and older are being vaccinated.

Maui Health and the county’s Department of Health are leading efforts.

Those who are eligible to get vaccinated — people in Phase 1A or 1B — are asked to make an appointment. No walk-ins are allowed.

On Hawaii Island, Hilo Medical Center is vaccinating essential health care workers and residents 75 and older starting Friday.

Kona Community Hospital is currently giving shots to people in the health care industry, but it’s still not clear when the facility plans to vaccinate kupuna older than 75.

And Kauai is already well into phase 1B of vaccinations. Hundreds of frontline essential workers have already been vaccinated, including more than 400 in the education system, according to the Kauai Emergency Management Agency.

Other frontline workers set to receive vaccines in the coming days include post office employees, grocery store clerks, certain government entities and care home staff.

Starting Friday, kupuna ages 75 and older will be able to get their shots at Wilcox Medical Center by appointment only.

Wilcox or Kauai Medical Clinic patients will be contacted if they have an online MyChart account. Others will have to sign up on their own by doing so online.

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