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Oahu’s first mass vaccination site launches, starting with shots for residents 75 and older

Updated: Jan. 18, 2021 at 11:03 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Oahu’s first mass vaccination site opened Monday as Hawaii’s race to vaccinate residents ramps up.

Hawaii Pacific Health is running the clinic, which will be by appointment only and will begin with residents 75 and older.

About 600 people are scheduled to receive the shots on Monday, but officials anticipate vaccinating 1,500 a day Tuesday through Saturday.

And they’re hoping that in the coming weeks, 3,000 or 4,000 people will be able to get vaccinated every single day.

[Read more: Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Hawaii]

About 12,800 people have scheduled appointments, according to Hawaii Pacific Health.

People are being encouraged to get dropped off or park at Waterfront Plaza and Aloha Tower Market Place — not at Pier 2. Parking at Pier 2 is being reserved for people with limited mobility.

It’s $2 for two hours with documentation of your vaccine visit at Waterfront and Aloha Tower. There will be no shuttles from either parking location to the vaccination site.

If you do park at Pier 2, it’s $5.

Hawaii Pacific Health officials said you should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before.

HPH already had a dry run with a several hundreds seniors on Friday.

Kupuna 75 and older can sign up to be vaccinated at this clinic by doing so online.

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