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Maui Health reopens to Phase 1a, 1b appointments

The Maui News

Maui Health has reopened vaccine appointments to Phase 1a and 1b qualified residents, the hospital operator announced Monday.

Phase 1a includes health care personnel and long-term care residents; Phase 1b includes frontline essential workers and adults 75 years and older. Residents in those phases who are registered under the Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, can now access the portal to make their first-dose vaccination appointment.

Residents in those phases who do not have a VAMS registered account need to complete the Maui Health vaccine health record form, which is now available on the Maui Health website and is the first step to request an appointment. After the form is completed and submitted, Maui Health will input the individual’s information in VAMS, allowing the person to complete the registration process and secure an appointment.

Maui Health has been focusing in recent weeks on vaccinating about 5,000 patients whose appointments were canceled in January following a shortage of the vaccine. Once those vaccinations were completed, Maui Health planned to ramp up to 3,000 first doses (600 appointments per day) this week and 4,000 next week (800 appointments per day) at Maui Memorial Medical Center, where the vaccine clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Maui Health also opened a satellite clinic at the Kaiser Permanente office in Kihei that is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday by appointment only.

For more information on the registration process or specifics on Phases 1a and 1b, visit www.mauihealth.org/covidvaccine.

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