The University of Hawaiʻi is expediting the process of vaccination for UH staff and faculty to help drive COVID-19 out of the community.
Vaccinations will be administered using the State of Hawaiʻi phased priorities, which are based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Department of Health prioritized post-secondary education teachers and support staff as essential workers within Phase 1B, for whim vaccinations plans are commencing. With some exceptions, most students will be part of Phase 2, which is expected to begin later in the spring or summer.
UH faculty and staff who wish to be vaccinated are asked to complete a short questionnaire. This is needed to help the state and UH with the planning and implementation of vaccine distribution.
While vaccination plans and locations differ by island, it is encouraged for everyone to go through their own health care provider if available.
President David Lassner stated, “While the vaccines provide the first glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel, we are still at high risk. Please continue to follow all safety guidelines in place, particularly those about wearing a face covering and refraining from unnecessary gatherings. And please download and utilize the free and privacy-preserving State of Hawaiʻi notification app, AlohaSafe Alert, which may tell you, anonymously and securely, if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.”
The University of Hawaiʻi is deeply committed to the state’s vaccination effort. If you have further questions, please email COVID19@hawaii.edu.