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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/14

COVID-19 UPDATE 37 Fifty-five percent of Hawaii’s population has been fully vaccinated and this continues to be reflected in low case numbers statewide! When the state achieves a 60 percent vaccination rate, Governor Ige…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/1

COVID-19 UPDATE 36   Yesterday, we took time to honor those who have served our country and recognize those who have sacrificed their lives. We’d also like to thank our active military and the many sacrifices they…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/17

COVID-19 UPDATE 35   May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month! The pandemic has been and continues to be a transition for children across the country. With vaccine eligibility expanding to children ages 12 and up,…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/3

COVID-19 UPDATE 34   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute acknowledges that AANHPI communities face systemic barriers to health equity. We are committed to working towards…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/19

COVID-19 UPDATE 33  One million doses of vaccine have been administered in Hawai‘i, which translates into more than a third of Hawai‘i residents! This is an incredible milestone for our state and we are grateful for the hard…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/5

COVID-19 UPDATE 32   It’s National Public Health Week (April 5-11, 2021), and what a great time to celebrate public health! We have made tremendous strides since the pandemic began over a year ago, and the future seems bright…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/22

COVID-19 UPDATE 31    A year has passed since our state initially shut down and looking back, we can observe the collective power of multi-sector partnerships in public health and the resiliency of the people of Hawai‘i. This year, we celebrated…
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Communications: The Glue to Overcoming the Pandemic Together

It wasn’t until the pandemic arrived that many of us grew to understand how essential communication is in our lives. We use verbal and non-verbal communications to gather information: make educated decisions, connect with others, and express…
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What Has HIPHI Done In Response To COVID-19?

GOVERNMENT ACTION Early on, HIPHI worked with a group of concerned physicians, healthcare providers, citizens, advocacy groups, and public health professionals urging Governor Ige to take a more proactive approach in protecting Hawaiʻi residents…
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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 3/8

COVID-19 UPDATE 30    When will I get to return to the office? When will my children go back to school? When can we gather with all of our loved ones? We all have so many questions regarding when our lives will return to a safe version…
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New Strains of COVID-19

What does it mean that the Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) found a new strain of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i? Viruses change (mutate) over time. These mutated versions of the virus can survive and spread in a community,…
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Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

On February 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Johnson & Johnson, also known as Janssen, COVID-19 vaccine. This EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers provides quick…