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Kamehameha Hawaiʻi will hold a vaccination clinic on May 20 and 21 for MS and HS students ages 12 and up.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic for keiki 12 & up next week

May. 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout moves to the next phase, which now includes keiki 12 and older, Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, in partnership with the Bay Clinic Health Center, will be hosting a vaccination site for KSH students on-campus. The Pfizer vaccination will be available for haumāna ages 12 and older on the following dates:

1st Dose

  • Middle School Haumāna - Thursday, May 20 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • High School Haumāna - Friday, May 21 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

2nd Dose

  • Middle & High School Haumāna - Saturday, June 19, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you are interested in having your child vaccinated on-campus through Bay Clinic, please fill out an interest form by Friday, May 14 so that we may plan accordingly. You will receive a follow-up email with instructions to officially register your child for their vaccination on-campus.

 

Complete the on-campus vaccination interest form

 

Frequently Asked Questions (provided by Bay Clinic)
  • Do I need to be a Bay Clinic patient to receive the vaccination?
    No, the vaccination is available to anyone who is eligible.
     
  • Will Bay Clinic become my primary care provider after receiving the vaccination?
    No, Bay Clinic is only providing a COVID vaccination to you.
     
  • Do I have to pay for the vaccination?
    You should not have any out-of-pocket cost for this vaccination.
      
  • How safe is the Pfizer vaccine? 
    Pfizer reported that a clinical trial involving 2,260 12-to-15-year-olds showed an efficacy rate of 100% among fully vaccinated adolescents.
     
  • Which vaccines require a second shot?
    The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna require two doses. If you get one of these, you’ll need a follow-up dose to be effectively immunized. The recommended second-shot date is three weeks after a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and four weeks for Moderna’s, but the CDC says an interval of up to six weeks is acceptable.
     
  • Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?
    No. None of the authorized and recommended vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are signs that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.
     
  • Since drug companies created the COVID-19 vaccines quickly, does it make it less safe?
    No. Because we’re in a global pandemic, drug companies and governments worldwide spent lots of time and money quickly making the COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccines in the U.S. go through strict studies to make sure they’re safe and will work. The FDA, which regulates vaccines, must also approve them.
     
  • Does the vaccine affect pregnancy or fertility?
    This is a myth circulating on social media. It claims that antibodies made from the COVID-19 vaccines will bind to proteins in the placenta (the organ that gives an unborn baby food and oxygen) and stop pregnancy. Scientific studies don’t support this idea, and no evidence links COVID-19 to infertility.
     
  • Can vitamin supplements cure COVID-19?
    Vitamins D and C and the mineral zinc can indeed boost your immune system and protect against viruses. This is mainly true for people who lack these supplements. But there’s no evidence that they’re a cure or treatment for COVID-19 if you already have the disease.

    ​For more information regarding the vaccination please check out the websites below:

 
Additional vaccination opportunities
  • Hilo Medical Center (HMC) will be hosting another mass vaccination clinic this Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Edith Kanakaʻole Multi-Purpose Stadium. We encourage you to register for this clinic if this day and time is more convenient for your ʻohana.

    You can now register directly on the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) website and select a location. Search within 20 miles of 96720 to see all available clinics in Hilo, including Saturday's clinic. Register at https://guest.vams.cdc.gov/?lang=en.

    You can also visit HMC's website for more information on registration, vaccine availability, and appointment times.
     
  • Visit the County of Hawaiʻi's Coronavirus response portal for more information on vaccination opportunities and other important topics related to COVID-19. 
     

Mahalo nui loa for taking these proactive steps for the health and safety of our community. If there are any questions about these vaccination opportunities, please email kshawaii@ksbe.edu.

Mālama pono! 


Hilo Medical Center put together a great video of teens (including a few of our haumāna) getting answers to their questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Watch it at https://youtu.be/jqLmRjZSqWo



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