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     certificates, while another winner will get Zippy’s for a year.
pleted their vaccines, and thanks to the doses Department of Defense and VA are giving out, that percentage could be even higher. In addition, over 50% of Hawai‘i residents — meaning the entire population, even those not yet eligible — are completely vaccinated, but there’s still more to be done.
questions. We want people to make informed decisions that are right for them.”
why it is important that we get as many peo- ple vaccinated as possible. To date, Queen’s has provided more than 240,000 doses of the vaccine.
“We want to do everything we can to get more people vaccinated and protect our com- munity from COVID-19,” states Greg Chris- tian, Hawai‘i market president with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals. “We currently have 10 locations across the state giving shots and teams of nurses and physi- cians vaccinating at schools, churches and community centers.”
“There are many reasons people have not been vaccinated yet,” explains Dr. Libby Char, director of the Hawai‘i Department of Health. “Some still have questions about the vaccines. The Department of Health will continue its outreach efforts to answer those
To address questions and concerns, DOH started an informational campaign, includ- ing four new public service announcements. More information on the state’s vaccine ef- forts can be found at
“The COVID-19 vaccine is our best shot at getting you back to doing the things you love doing most — spending quality time with your loved ones.”
As of press time, more than 92% of resi- dents age 65 and older have initiated or com-
“The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and reduce your risk of severe ill- ness,” says Jill Hoggard Green, president and CEO of The Queen’s Health Systems. “Get- ting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best protection for you and your family. That’s
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