‘Vax Squad Bus’ Is Coming To Moanalua Next Week


Kendelle Hung-ino, Associate Editor

On May 18th the Moanalua community will have their shot at receiving a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. Hawaii Pacific Health’s “COVID-19 Vax Squad Bus” will be making a pitstop at Moanalua High School on its journey to vaccinate Oahu.

The mobile clinic will be at Moanalua’s Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, May 18. Appointments are available from 9:40 am to 3:20 pm. Vaccinations are not limited to students, anyone who is eligible may attend. Guardians of 12 to 17 year olds, or those over 18, can schedule an appointment here (scroll to the bottom of the webpage for the mobile clinic section). A checklist of the necessary documents is available at this link. 

The bus will return to Moanalua on June 8 in time for the second dose. 

“This gives families and students who don’t want to go far the vaccine…and [makes] it more accessible,” junior Youya Channel.

“I was going to go to Long’s (to get the vaccine), but then I found about the bus and that it was going to come to my school, so I thought I’d just get it at school,” junior Ezekiel Yoshimura said. I just want to get it because I have a lot of old people at my house, and I want to keep them safe.”