Hawaii will expand vaccine eligibility to all adults by April 19

Hawaii will expand vaccine eligibility to all adults by April 19
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii will expand vaccine eligibility to all adults by April 19, meeting President Joe Biden’s mandate to states to do so, the state Health Department said Tuesday.

Officials stressed the announcement doesn’t mean everyone will get a vaccine before the end of April.

“Supply still does not meet the tremendous demand for the vaccine,” a state Health Department spokesman said, adding that the state was allocated about 90,000 doses this week.

[Read more: Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19]

The state isn’t expected to get much more in the way of supplies later this month.

But vaccine allocations to the federal pharmacy program are increasing.

“We encourage people to explore vaccination opportunities through local pharmacies,” the spokesman said.

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