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Kokua Line: Will COVID-19 vaccine be available at schools?

Question: Does the Health Department have a plan for the COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11, if it is authorized as expected? Telling parents to call their pediatrician doesn’t seem like the most efficient way to do this. Read more

                                A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Kokua Line: Can younger adults get the Pfizer booster?

Question: My granddaughter works in a job that has her dealing with different people all day face to face. She is what I would call a front-line worker but not a nurse or anything like that. Unfortunately, she is also quite a bit overweight. She got the two shots of Pfizer a long time ago and wears a mask at work. I have been asking her to please get the booster shot, but she says it’s for seniors. Is that true? Read more

                                SNAP GreenBucks that are from the GreenWheel Food Hub. The GreenBucks held over vegetables at a booth that sells fresh vegetables at the Farmer’s Market in front of the NBC Concert Hall.
Kokua Line: How many Hawaii people are on food stamps?

Question: This latest unofficial shutdown has been brutal for some of us. The governor told tourists not to come right before the plus-up expired. I am requesting food stamps for the first time. It’s easy to count COVID-19 tests but what about everything else? Read more

                                The vegetable section at Kokua Country Foods Cooperative in Moiliili.
Tech View: Kokua Country Foods overcoming adversity

This year Kokua Country Foods Cooperative in Moiliili is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This is very much heartfelt for Clifford Chang, president of the organization’s board of directors and longtime Kokua member-owner, and the other 4,000 member-­owners. (Full disclosure: That includes yours truly.) Read more

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