Kaiser Vaccinates Over 200 Keiki on Veterans Day

November 12, 2021, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated November 12, 6:27 AM
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More than 200 keiki, ages 5 to 11, received a COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi clinics on the Big Island Thursday, Nov. 11.

Kaiser staff and physicians spent Veterans Day administering shots to children statewide. Thursdayʻs clinics administered the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. The Kona clinic vaccinated 100 keiki and the Hilo clinic inoculated 115 children, according to Kaiser officials.

“Many parents have been anxiously awaiting these vaccinations so they can further protect their young children from COVID-19, and now we’re one step closer to putting this pandemic behind us,” said John Yang, MD, president and medical director for the Hawaiʻi Permanente Medical Group. “Vaccination is one of the most important tools we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, so we urge everyone who’s eligible and has not yet been vaccinated to consider making an appointment.”

To date, Kaiser Permanente health care providers have administered more than 227,000 doses of adult and keiki COVID-19 vaccines and operate multiple vaccination sites across the state.

Vaccinations for Kaiser Permanente members and non-members 5 years old and older are still available at the following vaccine clinics, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m.:

  • Hilo Clinic (appointments available Saturday 8 a.m. to noon)
  • Kona Medical Office
  • Waimea Clinic (by appointment only, no walk-ins)

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