DOH to extend vaccine eligibility to people 60 and older

The state Department of Health announced it will extend COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to people age 60 and older beginning Monday, March 29.

“We are closely monitoring current and projected vaccination numbers, appointment availability and most importantly the amount of vaccine allocated to the people of Hawaii,” said state Health Director Dr. Libby Char. “Our analysis of these indicators tells us it is time to expand vaccine eligibility to more people.”

To date, vaccines have been reserved for those in phases 1A and 1B of the state’s vaccination program, as well as those age 65 and older, those being treated with oxygen for severe respiratory conditions, those on dialysis, chemotherapy or other infusion therapy and essential workers at hotels, restaurants and bars.

Registration opportunities for those 60 and older will soon be available through links posted on hawaiicovid19.com and from health care providers throughout the state.

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