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Hawaiʻi COVID-19

Distribution Update
Phase 1a December 2020 – January 2021

Paid and unpaid personnel serving in healthcare

Healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or
Workers indirect exposure to patients or infectious
Est. total: 40,000

Long-Term Adults who reside in facilities that provide a variety

Care of services, including medical and personal care to
Facility individuals unable to live independently
Est. total: 10,000
Phase 1b December 2020 – March 2021

Hawaiʻi Adults over the age of 75

Residents Est. total: 109,000
Age 75+
Workers whose duties must be performed on-site
and require being in close proximity to the public or
coworkers, are at substantially higher risk of
Frontline exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and are essential to the
Essential functioning of society with special attention to life
Workers and safety first.
Est. total: 50,000
Phase 1b: Frontline Essential Workers
• First Responders
• Corrections officers and staff
• Emergency services dispatchers
• Individuals essential for federal, state and local government operations
• Critical transportation infrastructure workers (harbor and dock workers,
public transportation, etc.)
• Critical utilities (energy, water, etc.)
• Teachers and childcare and educational support staff (childcare,
preschool, early education, K-12, post-secondary, etc.)
• U.S. Postal Service employees
Phase 1c TBD: March – May 2021

Adults ages 65-74
Age 65+
Individuals of all authorized vaccine eligible ages
Individuals w/ with comorbid and underlying conditions that put
Underlying Medical them at increased risk for severe COVID-19
Essential workers not included in Phase 1b
Other Essential
Workers Est. total: 400,000
Additional Considerations
• Vaccine distribution may occur concurrently between phases

• Within each phase, vaccinations will be distributed to populations

prioritized to the eldest first, then by descending age order

• Vaccinations may be redistributed if significant outbreaks or clusters occur

• Priority groups may be extended to include others if deemed necessary to

limit spread of disease, morbidity or mortality

• Where possible, vaccination may be distributed to populations prioritized

geographically in consideration of current disease activity,
disproportionately affected communities and health and socio-economic
Phase 2 and 3
Vaccination of the general
population is projected to begin in
early summer 2021 depending on
production and federal allocation of
doses through Operation Warp