Queen’s Medical Center is offering COVID and flu vaccinations at the event this Sunday
The Queen’s Health System is hosting another community flu and COVID vaccination event this Sunday in Honolulu.
From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Queen’s is offering the Vaccine Drive-Thru at The Queen’s Medical Center in Punchbowl and in the driveway of the Physicians Office Building 3, not in the Board of Water Supply parking lot as originally announced.
Those who want both the flu and COVID shots, or just the latter, should head to the Queen’s Conference Center, which is located near the corner of Punchbowl and South Beretania streets. Free parking is available in the Physicians Office Building 3 parking garage or at another Queen’s parking garage.
Those interested only in getting a flu shot can enter the POB 3 entrance from Lauhala Street and stay in their vehicle for their shot.
This is the second Sunday Queen’s is offering a drive-thru vaccination event, following an earlier one at the Queen’s-West Oahu campus on September 11.
Queen’s will only offer the Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent booster, which was recently approved by federal authorities for use in an emergency. The bivalent booster vaccination from Pfizer is approved for people aged 12 and over if at least two months have passed since the last vaccination.
The bivalent vaccines are formulated to provide protection against both the original COVID-19 strain and the Omicron subvariant BA.5, which is currently the dominant strain in the United States
In addition, Pfizer’s monovalent vaccine is offered to those who have not yet received their first or second dose of primary vaccination.
The high-dose flu vaccine, recommended for people aged 65 and over, will also be available.
Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are only given to people aged 5 and over.
Queen’s asks attendees to bring ID and insurance card, although insurance is not required for vaccination. Visit covid.queens.org/community-vaccination-clinic for more informations.
Correction: With updated information.
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