Kaua‘i health care workers begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines

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    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

    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.

Health care workers on Kaua‘i are now receiving COVID-19 vaccinations after the first shipment arrived on Kaua‘i on Monday. The first doses were administered to medical professionals at Wilcox Memorial Hospital beginning on Monday and at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital and clinics around the island starting Tuesday.