Podcast 67: Denise Cohen (Maui Vaccine Update)


Diane Woodburn of Maui No Ka Oi Magazine talks to Denise Cohen, the former head of the UH Maui College Health Center.

In this podcast Denise talks about her vast experience dealing with various pandemics dating back to the HIV crisis of the 1980’s, helping UH Maui College set up their pandemic response program over 10 years ago, what the early response to Covid-19 was like, the effectiveness of the current vaccines, how the shortage of vaccine supply has temporarily slowed down distribution on Maui, why there is time between the first and second vaccine shots, how the vaccine works in your body, what anticipated timetables are for different groups to be vaccinated on Maui, and how the program has had to adapt to changes almost daily based on supply and new information.


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