Big Island Coronavirus Updates

North Hawai’i Community Hospital Administers 10K COVID-19 Shots

March 25, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated March 25, 8:56 AM
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Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital provided its 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, March 24.

Bryan Lindsey received his second Pfizer dose for COVID and was the 10,000th patient in the QNHCH COVID vaccine clinic.

“This is an important milestone for our community and in our nation’s fight again COVID-19,” said Cindy Kamikawa, QNHCH president. “We are thrilled that we have been able to provide protection against COVID-19 through the vaccine to so many in our community.”

QNHCH continues to schedule vaccinations for those age 65 and older and those aged 16-64 who are at the highest risk, consistent with the Hawai’i Department of Health. The highest risk is defined by the Department of Health as those aged 16-64 with dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease, those on oxygen with cardiac or respiratory disease, and those with cancer or autoimmune disease undergoing chemotherapy.

QNHCH offers the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccines continue to be offered to health care workers and essential workers defined as workers whose duties must be performed on‐site and require being in close proximity to the public or coworkers.

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Vaccinations are by appointment only. To request an appointment, email [email protected] and include your name, date of birth, phone number, and employer if you are an essential worker, or call 808-881-4668. Anyone who previously emailed or called while they were ineligible and are now eligible is asked to email again.

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Those not yet eligible are asked to follow the news regarding vaccination availability for other groups. Click here for more information.

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