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April 14, 2021
By Stephanie Shinno
HONOLULU — Hawai‘i health officials are putting a pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine distribution until further notice following an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting a halt to all J&J vaccines.
April 13, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine following reports of six cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot.
KITV: CDC, FDA recommend pause in use of J&J vaccine after cases of 'rare and severe' blood clot reported
April 13, 2021
By Laura Schweizer
The CDC and FDA say all six cases were among women between ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.
April 9, 2021
By William Cole
After years of delays, Veterans Affairs is moving ahead with an 88,675-square-foot outpatient clinic in Kalaeloa named after former Hawaii U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka which is expected to greatly improve access to veteran care when it opens in the fall of 2024.
March 31, 2021
By Sophia McCullough
Fourteen community health centers throughout the islands are receiving about $32 million from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, the latest federal COVID-19 stimulus bill.