State to Lower Age Limit on Vaccine Eligibility Soon – Big Island Now

Quickly, we d like to welcome those 70 and older to get vaccinated. “Weve been vaccinating kūpuna since about mid-January, and so we d like to add in 70 and older to keep the uptake of vaccine actually brisk.”

Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char on Friday announced that the state will soon open COVID-19 vaccinations to those 70 and older. Presently, kūpuna 75 and older are eligible to get immunized.

The Department of Health will reveal when sites are prepared to accept registration for this new age group.

Vaccine accessibility continues to be impacted by weather-related delays. Since of ice storms on the mainland, an overall of 27,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine initially anticipated the week of Feb. 15 are postponed. When shipments will resume and when Moderna will send the backlogged dosages, doh is awaiting news on. The state expects getting more than 50,000 dosages for the week of Feb. 22.

February 19, 2021, 6:13 PM HST Vaccination eligibility will broaden in Hawaii to a slightly more youthful group.

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