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4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 968164211 Waialae Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Waialae Ave, Honolulu - 4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu

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1032 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 968131032 Fort Street Mall
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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1330 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 968131330 Pali Hwy
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Longs Drugs - 1330 Pali Hwy
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400 Keawe St, Honolulu, HI 96813400 Keawe St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.0(23 reviews)
Omg so so good!! I first went to Waikiki to a 5 star yelp review clinic it was called Doctors of Waikiki. They wanted 400.00 to see a Dr.!! I left and als I had to pay the stupid parking on top of that. So I googled and this Kakaako clinic came up. “Island urgent Care.” I called it was Veterans Day and they were OPEN!! Yay!! They took me right away and in no time I was seen by a wonderful Dr. Kauhane! He was kind, efficient, nice bed side manner and actually cares ! It also was a great price, I will be going there from now on!! Front desk Chanelle was cool and the nurse who took me in the back was gracious.
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888 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813888 S King St
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
3.98(164 reviews)
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988 Halekauwila St, Honolulu, HI 96814988 Halekauwila St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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1030 S King St, Honolulu, HI 968141030 S King St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Longs Drugs - 1030 S King St
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1121 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 968141121 S Beretania St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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700 Ke’eaumoku St, Honolulu, HI 96814700 Ke’eaumoku St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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1401 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 968141401 S Beretania St
4.0(56 reviews)
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1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 968141450 Ala Moana Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
CVS Pharmacy, Inside Target - 1450 Ala Moana Blvd
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1520 N School St, Honolulu, HI 968171520 N School St
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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1860 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 968151860 Ala Moana Blvd
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
5.0(12 reviews)
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, Waikiki, HI 96815
4.98(8 reviews)
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1620 N School St, Honolulu, HI 968171620 N School St
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Longs Drugs - 1620 N School St
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2005 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 968152005 Kālia Rd
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
2.42(6 reviews)
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2070 N King St, Honolulu, HI 968192070 N King St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SunClosed
1.92(13 reviews)
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2470 S King St, Honolulu, HI 968162470 S King St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, S King St, Honolulu - 2470 S King St, Honolulu

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2155 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 968152155 Kalākaua Ave
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  • MonClosed
  • TueClosed
  • WedClosed
  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Inside CVS Pharmacy - 2155 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu
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2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 968152255 Kalakaua Ave
Open until11:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
4.39(91 reviews)
Been there several times. Waiting room small but facility is first class like going to hospital. Staff very nice.
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2310 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI 968152310 Kuhio Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.91(46 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

This clinic is impeccable. Dr. Stephenson is patient, kind, and understanding. He takes the time to explain things to me in a way that is easy to understand. His staff is so kind and efficient. I am able to get in and out of the clinic in the time that other clinics would have me in the waiting room. I highly recommend this little gem of a clinic!
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2750 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu, HI 968222750 Woodlawn Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Longs Drugs - 2750 Woodlawn Dr
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3375 Koapaka St, Honolulu, HI 968193375 Koapaka St
5.0(2 reviews)
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4380 Lawehana St, Honolulu, HI 968184380 Lawehana St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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98-151 Pali Momi St, Aiea, HI 9670198-151 Pali Momi St
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.79(31 reviews)
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98-130 Pali Momi St, Aiea, HI 9670198-130 Pali Momi St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Pali Momi St, Aiea - 98-130 Pali Momi St

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199 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea, HI 96701199 Kamehameha Hwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.33(6 reviews)
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45-480 Kaneohe Bay Dr, Kaneohe, HI 9674445-480 Kaneohe Bay Dr
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Kaneohe Bay Dr, Kaneohe - 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Dr, Kaneohe

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98 - 1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 9670198 - 1005 Moanalua Rd
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.5(12 reviews)
Clinical Labs of Hawaii - 98 - 1005 Moanalua Rd
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98-1247 Kaahumanu St, Aiea, HI 9670198-1247 Kaahumanu St
4.64(3 reviews)
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46-056 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 9674446-056 Kamehameha Hwy
5.0(38 reviews)
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46-001 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 9674446-001 Kamehameha Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
3.97(36 reviews)
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021 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744021 Kamehameha Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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46 047 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 9674446 047 Kamehameha Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Longs Drugs - 46 047 Kamehameha Hwy
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850 Kamehameha Hwy, Pearl City, HI 96782850 Kamehameha Hwy
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Longs Drugs - 850 Kamehameha Hwy
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56 Oneawa St, Kailua, HI 9673456 Oneawa St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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609 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734609 Kailua Rd
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  • MonClosed
  • TueClosed
  • WedClosed
  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.0(2 reviews)
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Inside CVS Pharmacy - 609 Kailua Rd, Kailua
Made an appointment for a flu shot. Was seen promptly - got our shots. Brianne (APRN) was professional and competent. Very convenient.
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660 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734660 Kailua Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.94(18 reviews)
Everyone was super nice and I was in and out very quickly :)
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345 Hahani St, Kailua, HI 96734345 Hahani St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • MonClosed
  • Tue10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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30 Aulike St, Kailua, HI 9673430 Aulike St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.5(10 reviews)
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1131 Kuala St, Pearl City, HI 967821131 Kuala St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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1245 Kuala St, Pearl City, HI 967821245 Kuala St
Open until 8:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
3.37(149 reviews)
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377 Keahole St, Honolulu, HI 96825377 Keahole St
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Keahole St, Honolulu - 377 Keahole St, Honolulu

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91-919 Fort Weaver Rd, Ewa Beach, HI 9670691-919 Fort Weaver Rd
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Longs Drugs - 91-919 Fort Weaver Rd
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7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 968257192 Kalanianaole Hwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.5(26 reviews)
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7192 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 968257192 Kalanianaʻole Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734130 Kailua Rd
3.0(42 reviews)
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91-1081 Keaunui Dr, Ewa Beach, HI 9670691-1081 Keaunui Dr
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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1401 Fort Weaver Rd, Ewa Beach, HI 967061401 Fort Weaver Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
3.62(13 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Longs Drugs - 1401 Fort Weaver Rd, Ewa Beach
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Everyone six months and older should get a flu shot every year, according to the CDC. Because flu viruses are continually evolving, the flu vaccination must be updated every year to ensure protection against the most recent strain. Furthermore, the flu vaccine's immunity diminishes over time, so a yearly dose can offer you with the best protection, according to the CDC.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

Every season, the CDC advises that everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine. It does, however, state that some persons may require different immunizations than others. According to CDC recommendations, pregnant women should not take the nasal spray flu vaccine due to an increased risk of complications.

What are my flu vaccine delivery options?

The flu vaccine is available in two forms: injection and nasal spray. Most flu shots are given with a needle in the arm muscle, according to the CDC, while a jet injector may be used in persons between the ages of 18 and 64. According to the CDC, the nasal spray vaccination is only allowed for persons aged two to 49, with the exception of pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems.

Can the vaccine give me the flu or other respiratory diseases?

According to the CDC, the flu vaccine will not give you the flu virus. It does, however, warn that it may produce many of the same side effects and symptoms as the flu and other respiratory illnesses, such as fever, cough, headaches, muscle pains, and a runny nose.

What kind of protection does the flu vaccine offer?

According to the CDC, the flu vaccine can reduce your chance of getting the flu by 40 percent to 60 percent. It goes on to say that there are two primary elements that influence whether or not the flu vaccine will protect you from getting sick with the flu. These considerations include the person's characteristics, such as age and health, as well as how well the current season's vaccines "match" the flu viruses circulating in the population.

Can I lower my risk of the flu without getting a flu shot?

According to the CDC, there are numerous effective ways to minimize your risk of getting the flu without having a flu vaccination. Some of the most effective ways to maintain a strong immune system and avoid the flu include exercising regularly, eating healthy meals, getting lots of quality sleep, and controlling stress. Other precautions include washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and avoiding close contact with sick people, according to the CDC.

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