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AARP Hawai`i Kūpuna to Host Booster Shot Information Session

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Kūpuna can get the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and ask questions of State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble at a free telephone forum sponsored by AARP Hawai`i next week.

The “Should I get a COVID-19 Booster Shot?” Telephone Town Hall will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Kūpuna and others interested in learning about booster shots can register to get a phone call to participate in the forum by going to

Those who register, or who are already on AARP Hawai`i’s phone list, will get a call on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. asking them to participate. Participants can also call (833) 305-0175 toll-free on Sept. 22 to join the Telephone Town Hall. The forum will be simulcast on the AARP Hawai`i Facebook page and questions can be asked in the Facebook comments.

“We know that kupuna have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots. The Telephone Town Hall is one way to give kūpuna access to reliable information about vaccines, booster shots and how to get the shots,” said Keali`i Lopez, AARP Hawai`i State Director. “The Telephone Town Hall format allows kūpuna who do not have internet access to participate by phone and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions directly of Dr. Kemble.”


Kūpuna and others can also go to to get updated information about vaccines and booster shots and for updated information about vaccinations in Hawai`i.

The Department of Health also has a phone line that’s open during business hours Monday through Friday at 808-586-8332. People with vaccine questions can also call the Aloha United Way’s 211 Call Center at 2-1-1. The AUW211 call center is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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