As the race to vaccinate continues in Hawaii, there’s a plan in place to take COVID-19 vaccines on the road. Hawaii Pacific Health is taking a first of its kind Mobile Vaccine Clinic to high schools on Oahu this week. Students, parents or anyone age 16 and older are eligible to receive a shot.
The clinic is a bus and its first stop is scheduled for Thursday at Waipahu High School. The school’s principal reports many students and parents have shown interest because not having to commute outside their neighborhood makes vaccination much more convenient.
According to Hawaii Pacific Health’s website, there’s also clinics scheduled at Campbell and Kapolei High Schools next week. Non-profit HawaiiKidsCAN executive director David Miyashiro, believes mobile efforts are a good step toward bring keiki back into classrooms.
“It’s really important that we try to return kids lives back to normal. We’re hearing from parents their kids are regressing in a lot of ways, socially, academically, with their mental health and happiness,” Miyashiro said.