|Today's mass vaccination on Hawai`i Island invited youth as young as 16 to take a vaccination|
for COVID-19. It was held at Ka`u Hospital's sister facility, Hilo Medical Center.
Photo from Hilo Medical Center
VACCINATIONS FOR THOSE AS YOUNG AS 16 were given today at a mass event. It was sponsored by Kaʻū Hospital's sister facility, Hilo Medical Center, and was held at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. It was the island's biggest vaccine event to day, with Over 5,000 recipients of the Pfizer vaccine. Today marked the first day eligibility was opened to everyone 16 years and older. High school and college students were among those receiving their vaccines today. Hilo Medical Center hit another milestone administering its 25 thousandth dose. It went to Hilo resident Noah Hegerfeldt.
|College and high school youth took the vaccine at the mass|
clinic today in Hilo. Photo from Hilo Medical Center
The next mass vaccination clinic will be held on April 24. The alternate clinic for weekday and kupuna-friendly appointments is located at the Arc of Hilo. Pfizer is the only vaccination currently approved for those who are 16 and older. Johnson & Johnson and Moderna are approved for 18 years and older.To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see Facebook. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. See our online calendars and our latest print edition at kaucalendar.com.