COVID-19 Vaccine: Get the Facts

Everyone age 12 and older now eligible for FREE Vaccine


Getting vaccinated is free, and everyone age 12 and older is now eligible.

The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for ages 12+ and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for ages 18+. You can choose which vaccine you want by clicking here.

You do NOT need health insurance – the COVID-19 vaccines are free. You need a form of identification (such as drivers’ license, state ID card, passport, or other government-issued ID; it does not have to be a Hawaii ID). You do not need to be a US citizen.

Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome at many locations.

No vaccines are currently approved for children younger than age 12.

Health officials encourage all Kauai residents age 12 and older to schedule a vaccine appointment as soon as possible and help stop community spread of COVID-19. Most of Kauai's recent cases have been unvaccinated residents.

All Hawaii residents who have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot are eligible to enter the Department of Health’s #HIGotVaccinated contest to win prizes from local businesses. For more information and official rules visit

Show your vaccine card to get discounts at local businesses. Visit for details.

People who are fully vaccinated can now use their vaccine record to travel from the mainland back to Hawaii without needing a pre-travel test for a quarantine exception. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated on the 15th day after completing their vaccine dose(s). For program rules and additional information, visit

Kupuna in need of assistance with the online appointment systems can call the Agency on Elderly Affairs at (808) 241-4470 and they can help.

Headshot of Dr. Janet Berreman, M.D., M.P.H.

Kauai District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman, M.D. MPH

“Mainland travel by Kaua‘i residents remains a major risk factor for infection. If you are traveling, please be sure you are fully vaccinated, wear a mask when you are indoors or in crowded places, and avoid large gatherings. Residents who travel should consider being tested 3-5 days after they return home.”

For more information on free testing, click here []

Information for a convenient pop-up vaccine clinic near you can be found by clicking here.

If you are a veteran, spouse of a veteran, caregiver of a veteran, or receive CHAMPVA benefits, please click here for resources on how to obtain vaccine through the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccines, please click here.

Please beware of scammers seeking to take advantage of the public’s interest in the vaccines. For tips on how to avoid a COVID-19 scam, please click here.

Pop-up Vaccine Clinics

More free pop-up vaccine clinics are scheduled around Kaua‘i, including two for children and adults aged 12 and older. No appointments are necessary.

Walk-ins are accepted at all the clinics. Participants can register in advance and confirm which vaccine they will receive by following this link: Telephone assistance is also available from Hoʻōla Lahui at (808) 438-0938 or the Kauai District Health Office at (808) 241-3495.

Free clinics for ages 12 and older:

  • Kukui Grove Back to School Bash, Līhuʻe: Saturday, July 24, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Choose from Pfizer (12+), Moderna (18+) or Johnson & Johnson (18+) vaccines.
  • Isenberg Park, Hanamāʻulu: Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pfizer (12+) or J&J (18+)

Free clinics for adults (Moderna or J&J):

  • Kaua‘i Humane Society, Puhi: Friday, July 23, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Rob's Good Times Grill, Līhuʻe: Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rob’s is offering a $10 gift certificate for the first 50 people who register. Call (808) 938-0938 to register.
  • Anahola Clubhouse: Saturday, July 31, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Keoki’s Paradise restaurant, Poʻipū: Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Keoki’s is offering a 20% same-day discount when vaccinated on site.
  • Kehaka Neighborhood Center: Saturday, August 7, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Anaina Hou Farmers Market, Kīlauea: Saturday, August 14, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Kaumakani Hall: Saturday, August 14, 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Hanapēpē Hawaiian Church, 1 to 2:30 pm.
  • Kaua‘i Humane Society, Puhi: Friday, August 27, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Hawaiian Church, Hanapepe: Saturday, August 14, 1 to 2:30 PM

The County of Kaua‘i thanks the Kauai District Health Office, Ho‘ola Lahui, Wilcox Medical Center, and Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation for working together to offer these free clinics for Kaua‘i.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, call (808) 938-0938 or email Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

Choose the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Pfizer Vaccine Clinics

Wilcox Memorial Hospital and the Lihue Longs and Lihue Safeway are now welcoming walk-ins and offering appointments for the Pfizer vaccine to everyone 12 and older. Please get both doses at the same location to ensure you receive the same vaccine and that your two doses are registered in the same system for a complete vaccination record.

Minors ages 12 to 17 years old must be accompanied to their vaccination by a parent or guardian. Vaccine recipients must be 12 or older at the time of their appointment.

Moderna Vaccine Clinics

The Moderna vaccine is available to everyone age 18 and older. Walk-ins are welcome at most locations, and weekend, evening, and early morning appointments are available at select clinics.

Please get both doses at the same location to ensure you receive the same vaccine and that your two doses are registered in the same system for a complete vaccination record.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Clinics

The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to everyone age 18 and older.

For Veterans

The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System is now able to offer vaccine to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA:

  • Veterans
  • Spouse of a Veteran
  • Caregivers of a Veteran
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits

VA is providing the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility.

To sign up to get a vaccine from the VA, please visit:

Or call 1-800-214-1306 for assistance.

For more information:

Beware of Scams

There has been an alarming increase in various types of COVID-19 scams across the nation.

Important tips:

  • No one can pay to “jump ahead of the line” and receive earlier access to a vaccination
  • No one who calls from the Hawaii State Department of Health or its trusted partners concerning the COVID-19 vaccination will ask you for a Social Security, bank account, credit card number or related personal information
  • Legitimate authorities do not ask for payment in exchange for the vaccine – just hang up

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