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COVID-19 UPDATE (February 2021)

Pharmacare is currently collaborating with the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) to vaccinate Kupuna at various Care Homes and Long-Term Care facilities around Oahu . We are following the DOH tiered system vaccination plan. We are not providing any walk-up COVID-19 vaccines at our pharmacies until further notice.

We also began creating a waiting list for EMPLOYER GROUPS interested in providing the COVID-19 vaccine for their employees. In order to hold COVID-19 clinics for our employer groups, we are currently waiting to pre-order with our national supplier on January 31st to reserve our COVID-19 vaccine supply. Once we are able to reserve and receive our vaccines, we will be contacting you to schedule dates based on the phase your company is in. We do not have a timeline of when we will receive vaccines but will keep you updated as we work through these challenges.

For questions around COVID-19 vaccinations, please email us at clinics@pharmacarehawaii.com.

EMPLOYER GROUP SIGN-UP ONLY- HR or COMPANY OFFICIAL (BELOW)

The Department of Health is also offering a survey for qualifying organizations with frontline essential workers. We highly recommend filling out their survey and seeing if you can obtain vaccines through them as well. If you are able to attain vaccines from the Department of Health, Pharmacare will be happy to vaccinate your employees. For question #22 on the survey, you can add that Pharmacare has agreed to be your vaccinator to administer vaccines to your employees.

Commonly asked questions to our pharmacy:

  • Are you currently taking appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • We are not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to the public at this time.

  • I tested positive for COVID-19, am I still allowed to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Yes, if there has been a mandatory 14-day quarantine and the patient tested negative after the quarantine, then they may receive the vaccine.

  • How long do I need to wait to receive the second vaccine?

  • For Moderna, it is recommended to receive the second dose between 28-42 days from the first dose. For Pfizer, it is recommended to receive the second dose after 21 days.

  • Will anything happen after receiving the vaccine?

  • You will be expected to wait 15-30 minutes after receiving the vaccine to ensure that there are no reactions to the vaccine.

Other helpful links:

General FAQ for COVID-19 vaccines

CDC Myths & Facts about COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccine Pfizer and Moderna Product Information

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we have created this page to communicate up-to-date information for our customers, patients, prescribers, and vendors. We are closely monitoring the situation and we are looking out for the health of those we serve.

What Pharmacare is doing in response to COVID-19

Pharmacare has created a COVID-19 Process & Procedure plan for our employees. The document follows guidance and recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). We want to ensure we are prepared for the safety of our patients. Because the situation is rapidly evolving, so will be these guidance and recommendations. Any questions to our Process & Procedures, please contact info@pharmacarehawaii.com

In response to preventing the virus, we have taken these steps:

  • Increased communication awareness to all Pharmacare employees about COVID-19
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection at our offices, pharmacies, vans and vehicles
  • Encouraged increase amount of handwashing and other preventative practices
  • Requested employees who are experiencing cold or flu symptoms to stay home for at least 24-hours until they are fever free without any fever reducing medication
  • Daily leadership review and updates on how the COVID-19 continues to evolve

What you need to know about COVID-19
What to do when you're sick
How to stop the spread of germs
Social Distancing