By April 1, every Hawaiian adult will be eligible for the Covid-1 ine vaccine, as Hawaii has become the thirtieth state to comply with President Biden’s call to speed up vaccination, health officials said Wednesday.
The news came as a precaution.
“This does not mean that everyone will be able to be vaccinated on April 19, and people need to be patient,” Brooks said in a statement outside the health department. “Supply still doesn’t meet huge demand.”
In March, Shri. Biden said he would instruct all states to qualify for the vaccine by May 1. Then on Tuesday, more states stepped up their vaccination efforts and moved the target date to April 1, including increasing eligibility.
Even before the president’s announcement on Tuesday, residents of Hawaii County, Cowie County and Maui County had opened their eligibility for adults 16 and older. It happened on Monday. Honolulu County has not yet qualified them.
As of Tuesday, about 35 percent of Hawaiians had received at least one dose of the vaccine and 22 percent had been fully vaccinated, according to the New York Times database.
The incidence of coronavirus in Hawaii has increased by 33 percent in the last two weeks, with an average of 113 cases per day recently.
On average, about three million vaccines are given daily in the United States. Mr. “I expect 200 million doses in his 100th day in office,” Biden said.
As vaccination has become more common and restrictions on some states have been relaxed, scenes like prependy life have resurfaced elsewhere in the United States, including Hawaii, where large numbers of tourists have returned.
The state has reopened for travelers, and in many places only negative coronavirus testing is required in the last 72 hours to exclude visitors from state regulation. As of last Saturday, nearly 29,000 visitors – comparable to the preemptive level – had arrived in the state, according to state travel statistics.
John U. Contributed Report.