State officials detail Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccination plan


HONOLULU (KHON2) — As Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine nears approval for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the state is gearing up to begin distributing the vaccine to the public.

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Governor David Ige held a news conference to provide the latest details about Hawaii’s vaccination plan.

The governor was joined by:

  • Lt. Governor Josh Green  
  • Dr. Elizabeth Char, Director, Dept. of Health
  • Kenneth Hara, Director, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
  • Hilton Raethel, President and CEO, Healthcare Association of Hawaii
  • Dr. Kelley Withy, Director, Hawaii Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center and COVID-19 vaccine trial participant
  • Ron Balajadia, Health Immunization Branch Chief, Dept. of Health

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