Doctors receive first COVID-19 vaccines on Kaua‘i

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Vanessa Ka‘ahanui of the Wilcox Medical Center Respiratory Therapy Dept. gets her dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Wilcox Medical Center nurse Edgar Torres, Monday. Ka‘ahanui was the second person on Kaua‘i to receive the vaccination.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Vanessa Ka‘ahanui of the Wilcox Medical Center Respiratory Therapy dept. waits with Jen Chahanovich, president and CEO of the Wilcox Medical Center for Ka‘ahanui’s turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Monday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Cheryl Tennberg, Hawai‘i Health Systems Corp. Regional Chief Nurse Executive, watches as Michael Taylor of the Wilcox Medical Center Pharmacy, and Darren Shimanuki of the HHSC Pharmacy finish loading the transport container of vaccines, Monday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Hawai‘i Health Systems Corp. Kaua‘i Region Pharmacist Darren Shimanuki and Michael Taylor of the Wilcox Medical Center Pharmacy move the transport container with vaccines to the waiting vehicle, Monday as HHSC Kaua‘i Region Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ron Fujimoto watches at the Wilcox Medical Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kent Kikuchi of the Wilcox Medical Center Pharmacy watches as Michael Taylor moves a batch of vaccine to the transport container for the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital and the Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital with the help of Rowena Baptiste, Monday afternoon at the Wilcox Medical Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Dr. Spencer Smith of the Wilcox Medical Center Emergency Dept. receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Monday from Wilcox Medical Center nurse Edgar Torres.

LIHU‘E — Vaccine distribution has started on Kaua‘i with the first supply arriving on island Monday afternoon, and Emergency Medicine Section Chief Dr. Spencer Smith was the first to receive a shot at Wilcox Medical Center yesterday.

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