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One million . . . and counting

Posted on Apr 26, 2021 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main

“Congratulations, Hawai‘i! Together we’ve reached the million-shot milestone. Let’s keep the momentum going,” said state Department of Health director Dr. Libby Char when the state hit that milestone last month. With COVID-19 vaccine eligibility now expanded to all Hawai‘i residents ages 16 and older, 300,000 more people will be able to receive protection. The state Department of Health says the biggest challenge is making sure vaccine supply keeps up with demand. Those who are 16 and 17 years old need to make sure the location they choose offers the Pfizer vaccine and to check requirements for showing proof of parental/guardian consent. For statewide information on vaccine appointments, go to O‘ahu residents 65 and older who need help with registration and/or transportation to a vaccine site can call 2-1-1 Aloha United Way for support.

Read more in the May Capitol Connection newsletter.

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