Press releases from the Ministry of Well being

Press releases from the Ministry of Well being

Kids underneath the age of 5 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Posted on June 20, 2022 in COVID-19, Newsroom

Dad and mom inspired to discover vaccination choices

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Division of Well being (DOH) is happy to announce that the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines for keiki underneath the age of 5 will quickly be out there.

The DOH authorizes registered COVID-19 vaccine suppliers to manage the vaccines as they grow to be out there.

DOH expects to ship 27,500 doses of the brand new Keiki vaccines within the coming week. The vaccines are distributed to hospitals, pediatric surgical procedures and clinics. Pharmacies and neighborhood well being facilities obtain further provides of vaccine instantly from the producers. Vaccines for Keiki underneath the age of 5 might be out there on all islands.

“Vaccines proceed to supply our greatest safety in opposition to COVID-19 and now keiki at six months outdated can profit from the identical safety. Dad and mom with questions on COVID-19 vaccines are inspired to hunt recommendation from their healthcare suppliers,” mentioned Well being Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, FACEP.

At the moment, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention beneficial the usage of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. The US Meals and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for these Keiki vaccines earlier this week.

Vaccination websites might be listed on the vaccines web page at hawaiicovid19.com as vaccines arrive.

The brand new Pfizer vaccine was developed particularly for kids aged six months to 4 years and is given in a collection of three injections. There needs to be a three-week interval between the primary and second injection. The third vaccination needs to be given no less than two months after the second vaccination. Every dose is one-tenth the dose of Pfizer’s vaccine given to adults.

The brand new Moderna vaccine is meant for kids aged six months to 5 years and might be given in a two-shot collection. The second vaccination needs to be given no less than 4 weeks after the primary vaccination. Every dose is 1 / 4 of the dose of Moderna given to adults.

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