COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Vaccine Access - COVID-19 vaccination card and physician

Project Dates: 4/1/2021 – 9/30/2022

Funded by: Administration for Community Living

About COVID-19 Vaccine Access

The COVID-19 Vaccine Access Project is part of a national effort to ensure that everyone is able to make an informed decision about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.  It aims to ensure that information about the vaccine is available in accessible formats, including plain language, ASL, ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i, and others that are needed in our community. The project also aims to increase access to the vaccination for people with disabilities and other underserved populations by arranging transportation and community access sites.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Center on Disability Studies University of Hawai'i at Mānoa This resource is created by funding under ACL of the US HHS, award #90DDC50058. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 The Omnicron variant is a form of the virus that makes people sick with COVID-19. The Omicron variant spreads faster and more easily than other forms of the virus. The Omicron variant is spreading quickly in Hawai'i, with about 3,518 people getting sick every day. Vaccinations for COVID-19 will protect you from becoming very sick or needing to go to the hospital. Having two vaccination doses AND a booster shot is the best way to protect yourself against Omicron. The CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and get the COVID-19 vaccines. Everyone 16 years and older is recommended to get a booster shot after the vaccine doses. You can get a booster shot 5 months after your second vaccine dose. Continue to wear a mask when you are in public. COVID-19 Omicron Variant FACT SHEET

Translated Flyers: "Straight Scoops on Vaccines"

Original version in English developed by Community Alliance on Prisons (CAP)

This resource is supported by ACL of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award on Expanding Disabilities Network’s (UCEDDs) Access to COVID 19 Vaccines (90DDC50058). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit