Eligibility to vaccinate extends to anybody 16 and older throughout Hawaii

April 19, 2021, 2:01 p.m. HST

Eligibility to vaccinate has expanded to include all adults and younger residents across Hawaii.

The state announced on Monday April 19 that it had officially entered Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccination program. This means all Hawaiian residents aged 16 and over are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Hawai’i County, Maui County, and Kaua’i County entered Phase 2 in early April. O’ahu moved to Phase 2 Monday morning.

“Schedule your vaccine as soon as possible,” advised Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char. “We don’t have enough to vaccinate everyone right away, but you can now schedule your shot. If you can’t get an appointment today, you may be able to get one in the near future. “

Individuals are encouraged to visit the registration page at hawaiicovid19.com for information on vaccination options.

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Teens 16-17 years of age are reminded to make appointments for Pfizer vaccines. Pfizer has an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for anyone aged 16 and over. The Moderna vaccine is reserved for people aged 18 and over.

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Older adults who may need additional assistance with online enrollment or who may qualify for transportation services are encouraged to call Aloha United Way 2-1-1.

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