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Seniors and vulnerable populations now eligible for additional COVID booster dose

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The Biden administration will soon release a roadmap to transition out of the Covid-19 public health emergency, sources say. A person here receives the Covid-19 vaccine in 2021 in North Carolina.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), in accordance with the latest CDC recommendations, is rolling out an additional COVID bivalent booster dose for both kupuna and vulnerable populations. 

The DOH announced in a press release, "The CDC’s recommendations follow the action on Tuesday April 18, 2023, by the FDA amending the emergency use authorization of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 bivalent mRNA vaccines to simplify the vaccination schedule for most individuals. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to discuss these recommendations and expressed their support."

FDA clears the way for additional bivalent boosters for certain vulnerable individuals

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Kathryn spent the last decade in the Bay Area working in nonprofits, education, and communications consulting. She has a B.A. in English from St. Mary's College of CA and an M.A. in Public Affairs and Politics from the University of San Francisco.

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