VIDEO: Gov. David Ige announces draft COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for Hawaii – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Green encouraged people to continue to wear masks to avoid catching COVID-19 as he did.

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Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and state Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia today revealed the states tentative plan to distribute the coronavirus vaccine once it becomes readily available.

>> > > The fourth priority group includes all Hawaii locals who do not fall under the previous 3 categories.

>> > > The second concern group will include K-12 teachers and school staff along with necessary employees, people in homeless shelters or group homes with physical and mental disabilities. Individuals and workers in jails, jails, detention centers, and all grownups over the age of 65 and older.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has actually recommended that the earliest a vaccine would be readily available is by years end. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized the first drug to deal with COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medication given through an IV for clients requiring hospitalization.

>> > > The first group consists of healthcare employees and first responders who are at high-risk of COVID-19 exposure, Hawaii residents of any ages with underlying health conditions consisting of those ages 65 and older who live in congregate settings.

Balajadia stated the state estimates investing $25 million to keep and disperse the vaccination through mobile and drive-thru clinics.

Due to expected initial limited vaccine supplies, Ige stated the vaccine will be dispersed to individuals who fall within 4 top priority groups.

The approved plan will become posted on the Department of Healths site.

“The objective long-term is to decrease the risk of individuals catching it,” said Green, including that the vaccinations will be totally free.

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> > The second priority group will consist of K-12 teachers and school personnel along with essential employees, individuals in homeless shelters or group homes with physical and mental specials needs. > > The 3rd priority group includes children, from babies to those who are 22 years old. > > The 4th top priority group includes all Hawaii homeowners who do not fall into the previous 3 categories.

>> > > The 3rd priority group consists of kids, from newborns to those who are 22 years old. The group likewise consists of workers in professions and markets not thought about necessary but might face an increased danger of direct exposure.

“We will not be putting out a vaccine that is not safe, not reliable and vetted through suitable channels,” Balajadia stated.

Hawaii Department of Health today reported three brand-new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu and 102 new infections statewide today, bringing the overalls considering that the start of the pandemic to 206 deaths and 14,335 cases.

The states plan, which still requires to be vetted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is intended to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Green stated vaccinations for the state may come in the kind of 2 shots taken four weeks apart.

The U.S. coronavirus death toll is over 222,000 today.