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Hawaiʻi Offering Pfizer Booster Shots With Priority for Ages 65 and Older

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The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved the Pfizer booster shot.

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health is prioritizing the booster for those who are ages 65 and older, as well as individuals age 50 through 64 with underlying medical conditions.

Booster shots can be administered six months after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

You cannot get the Pfizer booster if you received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

While priority is given to older people, eligibility for the booster extends to ages 18 and up if they have an underlying medical condition, or at a high risk of exposure at work or school.

Zoe Dym is a news producer at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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