The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) went out to island communities today, from the North Shore to Windward Oʻahu, to help with the statewide vaccination effort and hundreds of people were vaccinated at the four Mobile Vaccination Points of Dispersal (POD).

The free mobile PODs were located at SALT at Our Kakaako, Waipio Shopping Center, Kaiaka Bay Beach Park, and old Sears store at Windward Mall. All four sites opened at 9 a.m. and by the end of the day, all together they had vaccinated just over 350 people.

 SALT at Our Kakaako – 58 vaccinations (Pfizer)
 Waipio Shopping Center – 86 vaccinations (Pfizer and Janssen/J&J)
 Kaiaka Bay Beach Park – 40 vaccinations (Pfizer and Janssen/J&J)
 Windward Mall – 168 vaccinations (Pfizer)

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) asked the HFD to activate its Incident Management Team in order to implement and oversee these mobile PODs like the HFD did last year with the massive COVID-19 surge testing, then supporting the Leeward Community College POD for six months.

The HFD worked closely with the DOH and partners such as the Queen’s Health Systems, Adventist Health Castle and Foodland Pharmacy to ensure anyone, age 12 and older, who wanted to get a vaccine could find a convenient location near their home and get vaccinated.

The Mobile Vaccination PODs will return to the same four locations on June 19, 2021, for those who need their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

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