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COVID Vaccine Now Available on Big Island for Age 75+
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 2301 Views :: Hawaii County , COVID-19


News Release from, 01.12.2021

Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is now scheduling vaccinations for tier 1B.  According to the state and the CDC, tier 1B includes those 75 years of age and older, as well as essential workers defined as workers whose duties must be performed on‐site and require being in close proximity (<6 feet) to the public or coworkers, and are essential to the functioning of society. 

Examples of essential workers include first responders, corrections officers, emergency services dispatchers, critical transportation infrastructure workers (harbor and dock workers, public transportation, etc.), critical utilities (energy, water, etc.), teachers and childcare and educational support staff (childcare, early education, k‐12, post‐secondary), those staff essential for federal, state, and local government operations, and US Postal service employees.

Call QNHCH at 808-881-4668 to make an appointment.

The QNHCH vaccination clinic is located on the QNHCH Waimea campus in the Annex building; appointments are available Monday-Friday.

We appreciate the community’s patience as we accommodate the high volume of requests.

Those not in 1A or 1B are asked to follow the news regarding vaccination availability for other groups.

More information is available from the state at or via phone 808-586-8332, Monday-Friday, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm, or email at

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From Hilo Medical Center

See the attached press release and follow the directions.

Go to to start the process.

Vaccination shots for kupuna will start next Tuesday (Jan 19, 2021) for 75 and over. The following week, essential workers and kupuna 65 and older will be able to receive their shots.

Please make sure each person registering has their own email address - it cannot be used for another registration.

Our clinic is open weekdays from 7 am - 4 pm.

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Today’s Hawai’i Tribune-Herald features details on Hilo Medical Center’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for our 75+ kupuna.

Details are provided by our CEO Dan Brinkman and Assistant Hospital Administrator Kris Wilson.

Other vaccination hubs covered in the story are at Kona Community Hospital and North Hawai’i.

To begin the registration process for kupuna, go to

Here is the link to the story: Kupuna vaccinations to begin

FB: HMC News Release  

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Kupuna vaccinations to begin: West Hawaii hospitals set to launch clinics

WHT: … Kona Community Hospital will expand vaccinations to community members age 75 and over….

The facility said it is moving to Tier 1B in alignment with the state Department of Health’s vaccine distribution plan and will begin registering kupuna age 75 and over on Tuesday Jan 19, 2021, to receive the first of two doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine….

People in that age group can begin the scheduling process by calling Kona Community Hospital’s registration line at (808) 322-4451 between 8 a.m. and noon starting Tuesday. The line will be manned by a hospital employee Monday through Friday who will register callers into the CDC’s Vaccine Administration Management System, and then schedule an appointment.

Additionally, a dedicated email address will go live Tuesday for questions. Community members with questions can email

Vaccinations will begin Thursday with the first kupuna receiving their shot between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Starting Feb. 6, the facility will offer kupuna vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Thursdays and Saturdays….

read … Kupuna vaccinations to begin: West Hawaii hospitals set to launch clinics


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