Get Answers to COVID-19, Vaccine Booster Questions

October 11, 2021, 6:10 AM HST
* Updated October 10, 1:12 PM
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Kupuna can get the latest information on COVID-19 and vaccine booster shots from University of Hawai`i Geriatrician Dr. Aida Wen and Health Department Outreach Specialist C.J. Johnson at a free webinar on Oct. 15 at noon.

The webinar will be on Zoom and simulcast on the AARP Hawai`i Facebook page. To register to get a Zoom link go to or the AARP Hawai`i Facebook page and click on Upcoming Events.

“We think it’s crucial that kupuna get information from reliable sources about COVID-19, the vaccine booster shots, new variants and what the state is doing to make booster shots available for those eligible,” said Keali`i Lopez, AARP Hawai`i State Director. “Dr. Wen is an associate professor of geriatric medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i and C.J. Johnson, who has been a panelist on AARP Hawai`i webinars before, will update us on the latest information on the state booster shot effort.”

Kupuna 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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