Vaccines Continue for 75+ and Essential Workers at QNHCH

01.28.2021

VACCINES CONTINUE FOR 1B

Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) continues to schedule Pfizer vaccinations for tier 1B - those age 75 and over as well as essential workers (see definition below). Vaccinations are by appointment only.

To make an appointment, call 808-881-4668 or email QNHCHVaccine@queens.org and provide the following information:

1. Your name

2. Your phone number

3. Your date of birth

4. Your employer (if an essential worker)

It may take some time before we respond to your request. We appreciate the community’s patience as we accommodate the extremely high volume of requests. Those not in 1A or 1B are asked to follow the news regarding vaccination availability for other groups. At this time, we are unsure when we will be providing vaccinations to those younger than 75 or those with underlying health conditions. Vaccines are in high demand and we do anticipate enough supply for all our residents eventually.

For more information about vaccine availability on Hawai'i Island, visit the County webpage.

ESSENTIAL WORKER DEFINITION According to the state and the CDC, tier 1B includes those 75 years of age and older, as well as essential workers defined as workers whose duties must be performed on‐site and require being in close proximity (<6 feet) to the public or coworkers, and are essential to the functioning of society. Examples of essential workers include first responders, corrections officers, emergency services dispatchers, critical transportation infrastructure workers (harbor and dock workers, public transportation, etc.), critical utilities (energy, water, etc.), teachers and childcare and educational support staff (childcare, early education, k‐12, post‐secondary), those staff essential for federal, state, and local government operations, and US Postal service employees.

 


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