Big Island Coronavirus Updates

More Free Testing, Vaccines Available in Kona Through Local Hospital

August 27, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated August 26, 5:54 PM
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Queen’s North Hawai´i Community Hospital is offering free coronavirus testing and vaccination on two days in early September at the Kona Aquatic Center.

Hawai´i County is offering free testing island-wide every week through the foreseeable future. QNHCH’s program is separate and smaller in scale.

A total of 200 test kits are available each week and will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Pfizer vaccine is available for those 12 years and older. These are initial vaccination shots. No booster shots are available.

Participants are asked to bring photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, state ID, birth certificate or social security card.


The first session took place on Thursday, Aug. 26. The next two sessions are scheduled for Sept. 2 and Sept. 9, both Thursdays.

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