COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from COVID-19, especially severe illness and death. They teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, and millions of people across the nation have received them. Everyone six months and older are eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
Variants and Vaccines
FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines help protect against Delta and other known variants, and are effective at keeping people from getting COVID-19, getting very sick, and dying. To maximize protection against the Delta and Omicron variant, it is recommended to receive a booster shot when eligible. To prevent possibly spreading COVID-19 to others, wear a mask indoors in public spaces, even if you are fully vaccinated.
How HIPHI is working to increase COVID-19 vaccine access?
Tapping into a vast network of connections and expertise, HIPHI works alongside partners to galvanize communities, mobilize resources, and activate community power to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are accessible by all. HIPHI continues to forge partnerships and facilitate workgroups to increase situational awareness across stakeholders, support the coordination of mobile vaccine providers, conduct outreach and canvassing, publish COVID-19 communications, and advocate for the allocation of vaccine resources to marginalized communities.
- COVID-19 Vaccine in Hawai‘i
- Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Vaccine Summary
- Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
- Benefits of Getting Vaccinated
- Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Vaccine Brochure (translations available here)
- Avoid COVID-19 Scams
- Replacing a Vaccination Card (translations available here).
- Local vaccine testimonials
- COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Clinicians