Hawaii residents 60 and older now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine

All Hawaii residents 60 and older now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - All residents 60 and older are eligible to get vaccinated starting Monday.

Currently, the state’s vaccination program is open to those age 65 and older, those being treated with oxygen for severe respiratory conditions and those on dialysis, chemotherapy or other infusion therapy.

It is also open to a long list of essential workers.

Hawaii Pacific Health does not have any Oahu appointments available at Pier 2, but Queen’s Health Systems is offering appointments. It currently has two sites — one at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and another at its West Oahu hospital.

Kaiser is also booking appointments, and Longs has openings statewide.

The announcement comes as the state pledges to expand eligibility to everyone 16 and up by May.

Hawaii is still in Phase 1C of its vaccination plan, but eligibility varies by county.

Hawaii Island is allowing residents 50 and older to book appointments now. Oahu, Maui and Kauai, however, are still trying to vaccinate those 60 and older.

Molokai and Lanai put out calls recently for anyone 18 and older to get vaccinated.

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The state Health Department said those 60 and up will soon be able to register for an appointment by heading to hawaiicovid19.com and clicking on specific vaccination sites.

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