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Who is currently being vaccinated?

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Revised: 5/19/21

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for all Hawai'i residents who are at least 12 years old. 

Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are currently being offered, and clinics may soon resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please note that the Pfizer vaccine is the only one authorized for those under 18 years old. If you are under age 18, be sure to select a vaccination site that offers the Pfizer vaccine.

Source: Department of Health


Revised: 4/19/21

Great news for Hawaii residents! Beginning Monday, April 19, COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for all Hawaii residents who are 16 years old and above on all islands. You can find a convenient location to take your vaccination by clicking on the county tabs below.

Vaccine supplies are still limited, so please be patient and persistent in securing an appointment. Please note that both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are currently being offered, but the Pfizer vaccine is the only one authorized for those under 18 years old. If you are under age 18, be sure to select a vaccination site that offers the Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccinations are a safe, effective way to keep our ohana healthy! Mahalo for doing your part to keep Hawaii safe!

Source: Department of Health


Revised: 4/12/21

The Hawai‘i Department of Health and its community partners continue to make COVID-19 vaccinations available to more residents. With the rapid pace of vaccination, it may be difficult to keep up with current eligibility. Here is the latest:

Hawai`i Island: We’re in Phase 2

All individuals 16 and older are eligible to get vaccinated.

Kaua`i County: We’re in Phase 2

All individuals 16 and older are eligible to get vaccinated.

Maui County: We’re in Phase 2

All individuals 16 and older are eligible to get vaccinated.

O`ahu: We’re in Phase 1c

If you’re in one of the categories below, you are now eligible to make an appointment to receive a vaccination:

  • Individuals 50+

  • Healthcare Workers

  • Long-Term Care Facilities (residents & staff)

  • First Responders/Dispatchers

  • Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources (Harbor/Dock, Electric, Gas, Drinking Water, Wastewater, Telephone)

  • Education (Teachers K-12, Preschool, Daycare)

  • Public Transit

  • Corrections

  • Food Production & Agriculture

  • Grocery Stores

  • U.S. Postal Service

  • Essential Federal, State & Local Government

  • Patients on dialysis, oxygen or chemotherapy

  • Transplant recipients on immunosuppressant medication 

  • Essential workers at hotels, restaurants & bars

  • Banking & Finance, Transportation & Logistics

  • Construction, Information Technology

  • Communications, Media

  • Clergy

  • Retail

Source: Department of Health


Revised: 3/29/21

If you’re in one of the categories below, you are now eligible to make an appointment to receive a vaccination. Simply register at one of the vaccination sites below to keep Hawai‘i moving forward!

  • 60 and older

  • Individuals on dialysis

  • People with severe respiratory disease who are on oxygen

  • Patients undergoing chemotherapy or other infusion therapy

  • Essential workers employed at hotels, restaurants, and bars. A vaccination clinic can be arranged through employers, or individuals may schedule directly with one of the sites listed below and choose their location and vaccine

  • Elementary, middle and high school teachers, as well as preschool and day care personnel may register for vaccinations at a participating pharmacy or one of the sites listed below.

Source: Department of Health


People age 65 and older, healthcare workers, individuals with chronic medical conditions that put them at high risk if infected with COVID, frontline essential workers in phase 1b and essential workers in phase 1c are all eligible to receive the vaccine. Registration is now open to the following groups to schedule a vaccine appointment:

  • Those 65 and older;

  • Individuals on dialysis;

  • People with severe respiratory disease who are on oxygen; and

  • Those undergoing chemotherapy or other infusion therapy.

People in the above groups are encouraged to schedule vaccinations immediately through vaccination providers listed below. At this time, age is being used in place of identifying other specific health issues because data often shows a correlation between chronic health conditions and age.  People with other medical conditions will be eligible for vaccine by age in descending order.

Phase 1b frontline essential workers, including workers in education, critical infrastructure, public transit, grocery stores, food production, postal workers, state and county and public safety, may register with vaccination providers listed below.

Phase 1c essential workers may also register, but please be aware select groups including workers in restaurants, travel industry, and bars may be vaccinated before others in phase 1c.

Long-term care facilities are coordinating vaccinations through the Department of Health. Vaccinations are being administered by participating pharmacies.

Medical personnel in phase 1a may contact their employer to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination.

Source: Department of Health


If you are a senior age 75 or older, you are eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Take a moment to review the prevaccination checklist.

Medical personnel and frontline essential workers in Phase 1b are also being vaccinated and will be contacted by their employer to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. 

Frontline essential workers are defined as workers whose duties must be performed on-site, require being in close proximity (less than 6 feet) to the public or coworkers, and are essential to the functioning of society. Some examples of essential workers in 1b include: first responders, critical infrastructure and key resources (i.e. harbor and dock workers, electric, gas, water, sewer, telephone), education (i.e. teachers, staff, early childhood education), public transit workers, those essential for federal, state, and local government operations, food production and agriculture workers, grocery store workers, and U.S. Postal Service.

Organizations with frontline essential workers in Phase 1b may complete this survey to identify their eligible workers and coordinate vaccinations. Please do not complete the survey multiple times.

The Department of Health is coordinating directly with vaccination providers and employers to schedule and vaccinate frontline essential workers in Phase 1b as rapidly as possible. These essential workers will be contacted by vaccination providers with details on when and how to schedule an appointment over the next several weeks.

Hawai‘i residents are understandably eager to be vaccinated. Thus far, we have been focused on those at highest risk, including kupuna ages 75+. There are an estimated 250,000 Hawai‘i residents in Phase 1a and 1b who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. To date, we’ve received less than 50% of the doses needed for this phase. As the vaccine supply increases, we will be able to vaccinate people faster.

Source: State of Hawaii Department of Health

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