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Binhi at Ani to host two vaccine clinics

The Maui News

The Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center will be hosting two free COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Saturday and May 1 in Kahului.

The first vaccination clinic, “Bakuna for Veterans,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System will be vaccinating veterans, spouses and their caregivers, according to a news release.

Those who have not received a notification should call (800) 214-1306.

The second vaccination clinic, “Time for the Shots,” will be administered by the University of Hawaii Maui College Nursing Program from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 1.

No appointment is necessary, but those interested can register for an appointment by visiting www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44A5AB2DA3FEC07-binhi.

The Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center is located at 780 Onehee Avenue in Kahului.

“It’s important for our community to be vaccinated,” said Melen Agcolicol, president of Binhi at Ani. “Our community needs to be knowledgeable, pay attention to the science and not be misinformed. That way our elderly — our Nana’s and Tata’s — will be safe and we will be able to gather for events in the near future.”

Binhi at Ani is a nonprofit that provides scholarships, promotes mutual respect and understanding among peoples of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, promotes good citizenship and cultural awareness and promotes general welfare, according to the news release.

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