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DOH News Release: Moderna vaccine now an option for children ages 6-17

Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the CDC recommendation that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years.

The COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech is already available for people in this age group.

“Vaccine eligibility is now simple and easy to understand. Everyone 6-months and older is now eligible for these life-saving vaccines,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, FACEP.

“I strongly encourage parents to get their kids vaccinated. The vaccines are safe. They are effective. They work. This is a chance to give your child the best protection against becoming severely ill from COVID.”

Vaccination locations for children and adults can be found at

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