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

  • Kenzo Nakamura administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in January at Hilo Medical Center. Kona Community Hospital will expand vaccinations to community members over age 75 starting next week. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

  • Penny Cracas, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, fills a syringe with COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to emergency medical workers and healthcare personnel at the Chester County Government Services Center in West Chester, Pa. Kona Community Hospital will expand vaccinations to community members over age 75 starting next week. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

  • Kona Community Hospital. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Kona Community Hospital will expand vaccinations to community members over age 75 starting next week. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Kona Community Hospital will expand vaccinations to community members age 75 and over starting next week.