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Kaua‘i keiki COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week

LIHU‘E — COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 are now available at Kaiser Permanente LIhu‘e Clinic, Longs Pharmacy in Lihu‘e, Wilcox Medical Center, and the Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) in Waimea.

Kaua‘i health officials are urging parents to protect their children by getting them vaccinated as soon as possible. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The vaccine is free; no insurance is needed.

The Kaiser Permanente Lihu‘e Clinic will be open on the Veterans’ Day holiday, Nov. 11, for a special keiki vaccine day. Walk-ins are accepted, or patients can book an appointment at: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/hawaii/health-wellness/coronavirus-information/vaccine-appointments. If you cannot book your child’s appointment online, please call 808-246-5600 during business hours. The Kaiser clinic is also open to ages 5 and older every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed from noon to 1 p.m.

Longs Pharmacy at Kukui Grove in Lihu‘e is now accepting appointments for ages 5 and older seven days a week. The other Longs locations on Kaua‘i are offering vaccines to adults only. To make an appointment at Longs, visit https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

Wilcox Medical Center in Lihu‘e is accepting appointments for ages 5-11. The clinic will be open Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.; and Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Appointments are required for pediatric vaccinations at this location. To schedule an appointment, go to: WilcoxHealth.org/Vaccine.

Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) in Waimea is offering vaccines for ages 5-11 by walk-in. No appointments are necessary at this location. The clinic is open Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 5 p.m.

The County will provide updates as additional locations become available.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the Pfizer pediatric vaccine for ages 5-11 on Nov. 2, after it received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 29.

For more information on vaccines for children and adults, or for information on booster doses for adults, visit Kauai.gov/vaccine.
Source: The Garden Island

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