DOH NEWS RELEASE: Division of Well being prepares to open COVID-19 vaccinations to these 70 and older
HONOLULU – Hawai‘i State Well being Director Dr. Elizabeth Char in the present day introduced that the state will quickly open COVID-19 vaccinations to these 70 and older. At the moment, kūpuna 75 and older are eligible to get vaccinated.
“We’re nonetheless in Section 1b, and we’re not prepared to enter Section 1c but. However quickly, we’d prefer to welcome these 70 and older to get vaccinated. We all know we nonetheless have kūpuna and frontline important staff ready to be vaccinated,” Dr. Char mentioned. “We’ve been vaccinating kūpuna since about mid-January, and so we’d like so as to add in 70 and older to maintain the uptake of vaccine actually brisk.”
The Division of Well being will announce when websites are ready to simply accept registration for this new age group.
Nonetheless, vaccine availability continues to be impacted by weather-related delays. 27,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine initially anticipated the week of February 15 are delayed due to ice storms on the mainland. DOH is awaiting information on when shipments will resume and when Moderna will ship the backlogged doses. The state anticipates receiving greater than 50,000 doses for the week of February 22.
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