The state now expects it will receive a reduced total of 61,450 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna by year’s end.
Hawaii health regulators anticipate the arrival of thousands more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine across all counties next week.
The proposed policy change would not immediately be useful to most travelers while the COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited.
Eventually, Hawaii residents will be able to select which COVID-19 vaccine they want to receive. But in terms of safety and efficacy, the difference between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is almost nonexistent, experts say.
Larry Ellison, a tech entrepreneur and the fifth richest person in the world, owns 97% of the island of Lanai, including a third of the housing, the water utility and a pair of resorts that are Lanai’s economic engine.
With tourism effectively canceled for the 2020 holiday season, a number of Kauai resorts and businesses are closing again — some for good.