Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-02-23 05:18:14 –
February 19, 2021 6:13 pm HST
Vaccination eligibility is about to extend to a little younger demographics in Hawaii.
On Friday, Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char announced that the state would soon begin vaccination of people over the age of 70 with COVID-19. Currently, Kupuna over the age of 75 are eligible for vaccination.
“We are still in Phase 1B and not ready to enter Phase 1C. But soon we would like to welcome vaccinations for people over the age of 70. Kupuna and most waiting for vaccination. We know that there are still frontline key workers, “Dr. Char said. “I have been vaccinated against Kupuna since mid-January, so I would like to add more than 70 years old to keep the vaccine popular.”
The Ministry of Health will announce when the site is ready to accept registration for this new age group.
However, vaccine availability continues to be affected by weather-related delays. A storm on the mainland delayed a total of 27,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine originally scheduled for the week of February 15. DOH is waiting for news about when shipments will resume and when Moderna will send untreated doses. The state expects to receive more than 50,000 doses during the week of February 22nd.
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