Makaha Elementary

Department of Health collaborates with the Department of Education, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and the University of Hawaii to promote Awareness of recommended vaccines for adolescents


Important Message for Parents from the Hawaii State Department of Health


Protect your child’s health against serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. The effectiveness of childhood vaccines can decrease over time. Preteens and teens are also at risk for different disease as they get older. 


Protect the health of your preteen or teen with four (4) important vaccines recommended by the DOH DOCD:

  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

  • Meningococcal infection

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Influenza - flu


Take your child to his/her primary care provider to receive these vaccines. For more information, visit



Thank you for your cooperation.  Should you have further questions, please contact Timothy Lino, Ed.D., Administrator, School Health Section at (808) 305-9787 or via Lotus Notes.