Kāne‘ohe, Hawaiʻi – Representatives Lisa Kitagawa and Scot Z. Matayoshi are sponsoring their Fourth Annual Community Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic at Windward Community College on September 9, 2023. Flu shots will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis by Times Pharmacy at the campus from 9 a.m. to noon.
Residents interested in getting a flu shot are asked to bring their insurance card, including insurance cards for children, as well as photo identification. The regular flu shot is $62.50 for those who do not have insurance, but most insurance plans cover all or nearly all of the cost. Senior doses will also be available at the clinic for kūpuna. All attendees are encouraged to wear a mask.
"Getting your flu shot is an easy way to protect yourself and your family," said Representative Matayoshi (D-49, Kāne‘ohe, Maunawili, Olomana). "Over the years, our drive-thru flu shot clinic event has administered hundreds of shots to families, some of whom have difficulty making it to a doctor's office or pharmacy. Access to healthcare is critical to keeping our community safe and protected."
Parents are also encouraged to bring their keiki, 3 years of age and older, to this drive-thru flu shot event. With the school year starting, the flu shot provides parents with a great way to keep their children and families safe.
"Providing a drive-thru clinic at WCC makes it very easy and safe for residents to bring in their families and get this protective flu shot quickly and easily," said Representative Kitagawa (D-48, Kāneʻohe, Kahaluʻu, Waiāhole). "I want to thank Times Pharmacy and Windward Community College for making this critical event possible."
Windward Community Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Saturday, September 9, 2023
9 a.m to noon
Lower Parking Lot near Hale A‘o, 45-720 Kea‘ahala Road
Bring Insurance information and Photo ID
Masks are encouraged.
For individuals who do not have a vehicle, walk-in flu shots will also be available in the Hale A‘oparking lot.
Attendees are encouraged to complete the registration paperwork ahead of time by visiting the following website: bit.ly/47TxlUt. For more information call Rep. Matayoshi at (808) 586-8470 or Rep. Kitagawa at (808) 586-8540.
Times Pharmacy contracts with all major insurance providers (HMA, HMAA, HMSA, Kaiser, UHA, TRICARE, PSWA, Hawaiʻi Laborers Union, Medicare, and Quest). Most insurance providers cover the entire cost of the flu vaccine with $0 copay, but there are some cases where the vaccine wouldn't be covered 100%. Union insurance policies may require a small copay of the total cost of the flu vaccine.
Times will invoice the clinic participant if they do have a copay. Times will also be providing senior dose shots for those 65 years of age and older. If the clinic participant's insurance does not cover the flu vaccine, the cash price for the regular vaccine is $62.50 and $112.50 for the senior dose shot. Please note that unfortunately, due to the end of the Federal Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), Times is unable to accept Quest Insurance for anyone 18 years of age and under.
Although receiving the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it has been proven to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death. Additionally, getting a flu shot can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients suffering from COVID-19 or other emergency health needs.