Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-04-07 16:42:42 –
March 31, 2021 11:16 am HST
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is calling on district health departments on neighboring islands to expand vaccine eligibility as needed to ensure that all available vaccination quotas are met.
Every island has its own characteristics such as population, population density, medical resources and enthusiasm for the COVID-19 vaccine. With more vaccines coming to Hawaii this week than last week, DOH director Dr. Elizabethture believes it’s time to give neighboring islands more say about how to administer the vaccine.
“The state has been vaccinated more than 81,000 times this week, and the federal government has distributed thousands more to Longs Drugs and Safeway,” Char said. “This week’s total allocation to Hawaii is over 120,000. We want to administer these doses with the right weapons as soon as possible, and neighboring islands are located to achieve that. I believe that. “
The DOH will coordinate the designation of who is eligible in each county and will continue to determine the eligibility of the vaccine on Oahu. To date, Oahu’s vaccine has been available to people in Phases 1a and 1b of the state vaccination program, people over the age of 60, people being treated with oxygen for severe respiratory status, dialysis, chemotherapy, or others It is reserved for those who are receiving infusion therapy. , And an essential worker in hotels, restaurants and bars.
Oahu’s vaccination qualifications will be expanded on April 5 to include key workers in construction, banking, finance, telecommunications, media, retail, information technology, clergy, transportation and logistics.
Eligibility decisions are based on current and expected vaccination numbers, availability of appointments, and most importantly, the amount of vaccines allocated and available.
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