COVID-19 vaccines for Hawaii children under 5 roll out this week.
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Accessed on 22 June 2022, 0521 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Dr. Brent Tamamoto of Aiea Pediatrics has kept a list of parents who have been waiting in anticipation for months for a COVID-19 vaccine for their keiki under age 5. Read more
The Broadway League announced today that mask-wearing will be optional next month onward, a further loosening of restrictions. Read more
Mitsuhiro Taniguchi and a group of acquaintances allegedly submitted about 1,700 false applications for COVID-19 relief funds and potentially received an estimated 960 million yen ($7.3 million). Read more
Question: Several months ago the city said there would be new rules for use of outdoor public courts, due to competing demands. Are they in effect? Read more
Shipments arrived in some locations over the weekend and some spots opened up appointments for today. Read more
VIDEO: Infectious disease expert Tim Brown of the East-West Center joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s ‘Spotlight Hawaii’
Infectious disease expert Tim Brown of the East-West Center joined the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight Hawaii” livestream show today and answered viewer questions. Read more
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen offered a dose of optimism even as economists grow increasingly worried about a recession fueled by skyrocketing inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read more
Public health experts say the risk of drowning decreases significantly when lifeguards are present. Read more
The state Department of Health on Saturday announced that 27,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines tailored for infants and children under the age of 5 are expected to arrive “in the coming week.” Read more
The shots offer young children protection from hospitalization, death and possible long-term complications that are still not clearly understood, the CDC’s advisory panel said. Read more
Sullivan typically has frequent contact with President Joe Biden but last was in contact with the president early in the week. Read more
Dr. Simone Gold, a former emergency room physician, said she deeply regrets entering the Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Read more
There’s one step left: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends how to use vaccines. Read more
Sam Aiona: Palama Settlement reopens its campus as it celebrates 125 years of service to the Kalihi-Palama community
Palama Settlement is celebrating 125 years of service to the Kalihi- Palama community and beyond. We serve more than 1,000 people through a multitude of programs, which include sports/recreation, community services, senior enrichment programs, computer education and other programs aimed to empower those in our neighborhood who have the greatest needs. Read more
The end of the fiscal year is around the corner — June 30, less than two weeks away — a deadline for many things. Among the most important in these inflationary days is that that’ll be the last day to apply for the city’s Rental and Utility Relief Program, tapped out of the federal pandemic-relief funds. Read more
World Trade Organization members have reached a string of deals and commitments aimed to limit overfishing, broaden production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world and reform a 27-year-old trade body that has been back on its heels in recent years. Read more
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said not preordering the vaccines could mean delaying their availability in children’s hospitals and other facilities that have relied on state distribution of the shots. Read more
Under CDC guidelines, those living in high-level communities should wear a well-fitting mask in public indoor settings and on public transportation, regardless of vaccination status. Read more