Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Ages 60 and Older Statewide, Younger on Big Island

March 29, 2021, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated March 29, 6:41 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

All Hawai´i residents 60 years of age and older are eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning today.

Other age exceptions vary by county. On the Big Island, residents aged 50 years and older are eligible to sign up for the vaccine. Anyone over the age of 18 can register on the islands of Lana´i and Moloka´i.

The State of Hawai´i said it continues to plan to expand eligibility to every resident over the age of 16 by the beginning of May.

Several categories of essential workers, including those who work in the restaurant and travel industries, are also eligible to receive the vaccine.  

To book appointments or check your status, visit the state department of health’s website.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments (1)