The Hawaii Immunization Coalition is a 501(c)3 statewide community-based organization working to ensure all of Hawaii’s families are appropriately vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Testing, Isolation & Quarantine – Hawai‘i DOH: Info & Resources for Managing COVID-19 https://hawaiicovid19.com/testing-isolation-quarantine/
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19, get tested 5-7 days after exposure. You may be infected even if you do not have symptoms.
If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself immediately and follow the Identifying and Talking to Your Close Contacts and Home Isolation and Quarantine Guidance.
A great resource for combating COVID-19 vaccination mis-information written Dr. Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula is a professor and the Chair of Native Hawaiian Health at UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
COVID-19 Testing and Diagnostics Working Group (TDWG): https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/testing/testing-diagnostics-working-group/index.html
Covid-19 Testing for K-8 Schools, Underserved Communities, and Congregate Settings. PerkinElmer has been selected by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD) to expand testing opportunities for K-8 schools, underserved communities, and congregate settings, such as homeless shelters in the Western U.S. that includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Marshall Islands. https://letsendthistogether.com
National Immunization Awareness Month is a key opportunity to highlight the importance of vaccination at all ages.
CDC Toolkit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html
American Society for Microbiology Toolkit: https://asm.org/Resource-Pages/Vaccine-Resources
Find key messages, sample social media, graphics, and educational resources to assist in your efforts to educate parents and patients about the benefits of vaccination.
Keiki Heroes is a community empowerment initiative that provides Hawaii’s keiki (children) with fun and engaging ways to encourage habits that keep them healthy and safe.
Instructions and contact information for potential/interested COVID-19 providers is now available on the HDOH Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) website!
DOH DOCD COVID-19 page https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/
Select “For Clinicians” –> Select “COVID-19”
Information regarding what to expect and who to contact with questions may be found here: Disease Outbreak Control Division | COVID-19 | Become a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider (hawaii.gov)