Lt. Gov. Green receives COVID-19 vaccine shot

Lt. Gov. Josh Green received his first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu Tuesday morning.

Green, an emergency room physician on Hawaii Island, is categorized as a health care worker in Phase 1a of the COVID-19 distribution plan in Hawaii.

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Green’s health care colleagues on Hawaii Island, including those at Hilo Medical Center, will receive vaccines this week as well.

“As a health care worker, it was my turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and I felt it was important to lead by example,” Green said in a written statement. “I want to show the people of Hawaii that both the currently available vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, are effective and safe and that I was willing to take it myself.

“I encourage every person to get the vaccine when it’s their turn. We can’t let our guard down now, but it is a tremendous relief to have a COVID-19 vaccine. It’s a symbol of hope for many people.”

Green was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sept. 11 and recovered after experiencing mild-to-moderate symptoms.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance generally states individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 should receive the vaccine about 90 days following recovery.

Green will receive his second Pfizer dose in mid-January, 21 days following his first shot.

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