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Hawaii faces shortage of Covid vaccines as demand surges

Posted: Jul 9, 2024 / 04:56 PM HST

Updated: Jul 9, 2024 / 05:10 PM HST

Covid vaccine shots are currently in limited supply in Hawaii. Fortunately, the worst may be behind us.

The storage unit at Doctors of Waikiki is out of Covid vaccines.

“Like everything, when there’s a higher demand, you have issues with getting certain products,” said Dr. Tony Trpkovski. “And right now because we’re seeing an uptick in Covid, we’re seeing an increased demand for the vaccine.”

Experts say that demand increased because of timing with graduations, summer-time get-togethers and peak travel season.

“We have a lot of people travelling,” said Trpkovski. “Everyone’s let their guard down. They’re not wearing masks anymore.”

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