DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
DAVID Y. IGE
ELIZABETH A. CHAR, MD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2022 22-097
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available in Hawai‘i
HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health announces scheduling opportunities for the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Novavax.
Novavax is a two-dose primary series vaccine for individuals 18 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends administering the second dose three to eight weeks after the first.
Novavax is a protein subunit vaccine. It includes harmless proteins of the COVID-19 virus that trigger an immune response.
Protein subunit vaccines, which include vaccines for hepatitis B, whooping cough, shingles, and other diseases, have been used in the United States for more than 30 years.
“Novavax gives us another way to protect ourselves from COVID-19. Its arrival is great news for people who are allergic to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna or those who, for whatever reason, have been reluctant to be vaccinated,” said State Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, FACEP.
5 Minute Pharmacy on O‘ahu and Safeway Pharmacy in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island offer Novavax vaccinations. Scheduling information for 5 Minute Pharmacy and the Kailua-Kona Safeway is available on the vaccination map at hawaiicovid19.com.
Kaiser Permanente is also offering Novavax in all counties to members and non-members starting Aug. 15, 2022 by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 808-432-2000.
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Date: Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 11:39 AM
Subject: Community Message: 6-24-22 Police Warn Public About the Dangers of Illicit Fentanyl
Dr. Tam is a very dear friend and colleague, who was the only academic professor that promoted community participatory research (VOG project), hiring research assistants from within the community. Her contributions are many and I would like to share with our community how much she means to us.Mahalo,auntie Jessie
From: Johnasen, Cyrus
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2022 2:50 PM
Subject: MAYOR ROTH LIFTS ALL COUNTY COVID RESTRICTIONS
Mayor Mitch Roth announces the termination of Hawaiʻi County’s Thirteenth Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, declaring an end to all County emergency rules related to COVID-19. As a result, effective immediately, there will no longer be a limit on gathering sizes (indoor and outdoor), which ultimately removes the County’s coveted mechanism for ‘special gatherings’ review and approval. However, residents must still adhere to the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation Related to COVID-19 (Omicron Variant), which includes indoor mask-wearing, Safe Travels requirements, and testing/vaccination requirements for County and State employees. The Governor’s emergency order will remain in effect until March 25 unless otherwise acted upon. It is unclear if the Governor will extend his emergency rules beyond then.
Please see the attached release for more information. I’ve also attached a copy of the rescinded rule and termination of proclamation for your review.
Additionally, please see Mayor Roth’s recorded announcement here:
County of Hawaiʻi
Office of the Mayor
Department of Health’s across the country now have this handy tool to help determine isolation/quarantine, when the isolation/quarantine ends, when you should test.
The Hawaii DOH has it on their website, and you can find it here: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/release-calculator/.
With guidance changing frequently, let’s encourage our communities to use a reliable resource versus word of mouth based on an inaccurate social media post.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Project Director-Kuleana Health
P.O. Box 7158
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
- Assess the effectiveness of culturally appropriate promotional materials to increase community knowledge of and confidence in herpes zoster and pneumococcal vaccines among African American CHWs over the age of 50.
- Assess perceptions of risk, barriers, and motivations related to general uptake of adult vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine.
Office of Regional Health Operations