Char says state will get vaccine to everybody who wants it as DOH aims to meet May 1 directive


Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald In this file photo from January, Grethen Gamet gets a dose of the Moderna vaccine at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. She was the first employee in the facility to get a shot.

State Health Director Dr. Libby Char is “cautiously optimistic” Hawaii will meet a directive from President Joe Biden to make all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations no later than May 1, if the state continues to get a steady supply of vaccines.