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What you need to know about the new Pfizer booster guidelines

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Pfizer booster shot became available Friday, Sept. 24. But who can get it? Also, is it safe? After a great deal of confusion surrounding the booster, the Department of Health (DOH) issued updated guidelines for the booster shot. The goal is to keep people out of...
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Hawaii Rolls Out Covid-19 Booster Shots For Older Adults

The Hawaii Department of Health has released new guidelines about Covid-19 booster shots for people who received the Pfizer vaccine. The state says booster shots should be prioritized for people who are at least 65 years old and those who are between the ages of 50 and 64 but have underlying conditions and received their second Pfizer shot more than six months ago.
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DHRD reports nearly 90 percent of state employees are vaccinated

HONOLULU, Hawaii (KITV4) - The Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) has released an updated vaccination rates for the Start of Hawaii executive branch employees. “I am pleased with the vaccination rates for the state’s executive branch employees. A highly vaccinated work population not only protects our workplaces, co-workers, and our families, but it decreases the likelihood of interruptions in state services,” said Gov. Ige.
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Kokua Line: What are the rules for the booster shots?

Question: I thought the boosters were already approved a while ago — my friend got one — but now all I ever hear them talk about is the Pfizer shot. What if I got Moderna?. Answer: Your question highlights the important distinction between a “third dose” for immunosuppressed people who did not mount a strong antibody response after two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID- 19 vaccines, and the new “booster shots” authorized Friday for a much broader swath of the population who received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains.
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Editorial: Don’t falter in pandemic fight

There is some hope to take away after slogging through another week of the seemingly endless pandemic — signs that it will end, at least in ways that matter most. Read more. You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription.
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KITV.com

COVID-19 outbreak at Honolulu nursing home now up to 75 cases

At the Care Center of Honolulu, a recent COVID-19 outbreak has now impacted 50 patients and 25 staff members. Dr. Scott Miscovich with Premier Medical Group says in cases like this, they have a "strike team" that goes in within 24 hours, and conducts testing, isolates positive patients, and administers treatment.
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Research Points to Benefits of Psychedelics and Alternative Medicines

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization came out with a report on depression, saying it's common worldwide and a leading cause of disability. Some doctors are using psychedelics to get people off of antidepressants. The Food and Drug Administration is calling psilocybin a breakthrough treatment for depression. Psychiatrist Dr....
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