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Health Department Director Provides Additional Information Regarding Phase 1c Vaccine Eligibilty

Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Director Dr. Elizabeth Char recently provided additional details on Hawaiʻi’s move to Phase 1c during a recent appearance on the web series “The Weekly Dose.”

While discussing Phase 1c, Char said those age 65 and older and others with one or more of the following health conditions are on the top of the vaccination eligibility list and can schedule appointments immediately:

  • Individuals age 65 and older
  • Individuals on dialysis
  • Individuals with severe respiratory disease who are on oxygen
  • Individuals undergoing chemotherapy or other infusion therapy

People with other chronic conditions also qualify for vaccine in Phase 1c, but not immediately. Data shows a correlation between medical conditions and age, so age will serve as a surrogate for many of these other chronic medical conditions. People with these chronic illnesses will be eligible for vaccine by age in descending order.

Essential workers not included in earlier phases are also part of Phase 1c and  register through employers.



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