Kaua‘i kids 12 and up get their first shot

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Sherry Lauer, the Regional Chief Quality Officer for the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation, Kaua‘i Region, administers the Pfizer vaccine to Harlen Newhart, Thursday at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital vaccine site.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kaliyah Cummings gets her Pfizer vaccine from Zoe Matza, Thursday at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital vaccine site.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kyary Cummings receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine from Zoe Matza, Thursday at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital vaccine site.

KAPA‘A — “Whoa! I didn’t feel that,” Kyary Cummings exclaimed.

Just minutes before, Kyary spoke about her fear of needles, asking adults who’ve gotten their COVID-19 vaccine how it felt.

But here she was, getting her first shot Thursday at BLANK, Samuel Mahelona Medical Center in Kapa‘a. A softball player, Kyary said she wanted the vaccine so she could travel to the Mainland and O‘ahu to play.

Thursday marked the first day adolescents age 12 to 15 were eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended. Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded this manufacturer’s emergency-use authorization of the vaccine to those 12 and older.

Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Kaua‘i Region Regional Chief Nurse Executive Cheryl Tennberg said the 3 o’clock clinic was a little later than normal but could accommodate a student’s schedule.

Since vaccine distribution had opened up to minors below 16, earlier this month, over 250 students had been vaccinated in Kapa‘a and Waimea, Tennberg said.

Harlen Newhart, 15, has been attending school in person and playing basketball. He said wanted to take the vaccine to be responsible and to keep his friends safe.

“It was easy,” Harlen said of the decision.

Vaccine clinics are available across the island, and are by appointment only.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

• Wilcox Medical Center (weekdays and Saturdays): WilcoxHealth.org/Vaccine

• Mahelona (Tuesday, May 18): kauai.hhsc.org

• Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital (Friday, May 14 and Monday, May 17): kauai.hhsc.org

• Lihu‘e Safeway (seven days a week): www.safeway.com/pharmacy

• Lihu‘e Longs/CVS (seven days a week): www.cvs.com/pharmacy

13 Comments
  1. live free or die May 14, 2021 7:26 am Reply

    I do not know what is in your vaccine.
    I do not believe your vaccine is safe.

    Vaccines have short and unknown long term toxic and lethal side effects. See ‘vaccine adverse reactions’ web site.

    There’s a countdown to the appearance of long term effects.
    Medical oncologists say vaccine contaminants cause cancer.

    I know that many vaccines have been found to contain toxic adjuvants and toxic foreign materials.

    I know that toxic contamination is present in vaccines, which are easily preventable with current technology. This suggests intentional contamination of vaccines with toxic agents.

    I know that many vaccines are not effective and actually cause the ailment they are purported to mitigate.

    I know that adjuvants are put into vaccines to “shock” the immune system into extreme response, and that causes biological “crisis”, stress and damage to the immune system, the blood and the whole body.

    I know that vaccine death and injury statistics and information are suppressed by media, which receive billions of dollars in pharma advertising annually.

    I know that vaccine death and injury statistics and information are suppressed by government in which pharmaceutical regulatory agencies are largely run and controlled by pharma industry executives, loyalists and lobbyists.

    I know that vaccines kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.
    I am aware of reports that vaccine experiments have caused tens of thousands of cases of sterilization, polio, autism, and other diseases and injuries globally.

    I know that vaccines are so hazardous that the vaccine industry lobbied for, and received, immunity from the harm vaccines are causing.

    I know that taxpayers have paid billions of dollars to families whose members were injured or killed by vaccines.

    I do not trust the vaccine industry, government agencies, or international agencies, which seem to be acting on behalf of vaccine sales and promotion and suppressing information of vaccine hazards.

    I know that most vaccines have not been tested or proven safe.

    I know that under current law all physicians and healthcare workers must have my consent to administer medicine to me.

    My consent is hereby denied and refused.

    Please don’t be led like sheep to the slaughter.
    Critically think, ask rational questions, do your own research and pray.

    Its so sad that they are doing this to children, God have mercy on us all


    1. kanOOkdrmr May 14, 2021 12:44 pm Reply

      You sure know a lot. I know that I never caught polio, mumps, measles, and smallpox because of vaccines.


      1. Kali Yuga May 15, 2021 9:21 am Reply

        @kanOOkdrmr You don’t know that it’s from the vaccines though. Most likely it’s just due to good hygiene practices all around you. Polio for example needs poor hygiene because it spreads through feces and also needs damaged intestines – such as from chemicals like DDT – to allow the virus into the spine to cause paralysis.


      2. Ray Songtree May 15, 2021 7:22 pm Reply

        Hi kanOOdrmr. My daughter hasn’t gotten those sicknesses either and we have avoided vaccines. But this covid jab is not a vaccine. It is gene therapy. Please don’t get confused by the word vaccine. Do a search “gene therapy dangers.” on these video channels which do not ban doctors from speaking about this. Try it on Brighteon.com
        and on Bitchute.com . It is important to get a second opinion when you go to a doctor.


        1. provac May 20, 2021 11:17 am Reply

          soo the reason why your daughter hasn’t gotten any of those diseases is because the rest of us got vaccinated. So your welcome !


    2. Lawaibob May 14, 2021 7:36 pm Reply

      Cool poem. Go home.


  2. Janet Ahlquist May 14, 2021 7:53 am Reply

    Gee, the blond lady giving the injection has no safety glove on her right hand. That’s potential contamination right there.

    The Health Dept closed Olympic Cafe for some servers not wearing masks.

    The Health Dept. should be diligent with their own people.


  3. Mark Train May 14, 2021 7:56 am Reply

    Pfizer “vaccine” while granted experimental and not tested status as a Gene Therapy, that is, a treatment for your genes, it was denied registration as a vaccine because it does not contain either a virus or an attenuated (killed) virus.

    Why experimenting with ones genes or injecting untested genes into people’s bodies is considered having anything to do with the Covid virus is about scientist ignoring science and relying on, for their sales program, the reliable basis of cultism that fools rush in where wise men fear to tread.

    Now how are you gonna know what your own genes are gonna do, or the mystery genes that may have been injected into you, are gonna do when nothing has been said about what those genes do in the future or what are the coming long term side effects.

    Only time will tell, but we wish them all the luck in the world as the victims will surely need it. Maybe it is time to better regulate scientists gone wild.

    Altering petrochemicals into any haphazard chemical configuration is reckless behavior to put upon people ignorant to the side effects and injuries of untested pseudo vaccines by scientists driven to produce corporate profits.

    Even the real vaccines injected and used against Covid, have Chimpanzee virus being injected into humans which is retro-evolution, back to the primates, via the virus AstraZeneca vaccine.

    The Johnson and Johnson vaccine risk is mere blood clots on the brain, we can say at least that that is a whole lot better than dying from the injection, as others have given their life for in the vaccine rush. See online the Vaccine Adverse Reaction website.
    i
    Risking the health of students from 12 to 18 years old on experimental injections is reckless pseudo science in many scientists’ opinions.

    It is evident that if pharmaceutical companies cannot sell or give away their pseudo and their real vaccines, the 100’s of millions of unsold vaccines default to being given to younger and younger children, at least our tax dollars are paying the pharmaceutical companies for their chemicals, instead of going to the incinerator.

    Although incineration is fitting for the contaminants in the vaccines.

    The vaccine industry has expanded their service, as is described by a pharmaceutical company virologist, that they now make vaccines first and later make a virus to bio-identically fit the vaccine, instead of the more difficult other way around, trying to get the vaccine to bio-identically fit the virus.

    The old way of letting the human immune system naturally and symptom free bio-identically match and eliminate the disease virus with little to no side effects, and which has protected all vertebrates going back at least 550 million years, is being replaced right before our very eyes with a modern system that creates more jobs and reasons to spend more tax dollars with lab manufactured vaccines and the vaccine “stabbers”.

    The Health of our nation is being replaced by the financial well being of the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to the Covid-19 virus only 80% of the American public was on prescription drugs taking 4 Billion drugs prescriptions per year.

    Now with Covid vaccines, perhaps 99.9% of the population can be on prescription drugs, unless the 0.9% unborn can be gotten to through the pregnant mother. Now that’s a way to make sure no one gets away without being in drugs.

    Right before a middle aged friend died he said he really thought chemicals make people live longer. He didn’t live long enough to see any truth or errors in his words. At least he had his fair share of doses.

    At least we know that we will be able to get more and more vaccines and the add on booster shots to keep us alive, unless of course you have a few end of life pre existing diseases and taking end of life prescription drugs for a few decades. Then it’s Adios, to God…!

    All the best.


  4. merri May 14, 2021 8:20 am Reply

    Criminal. Why are you throwing the children to the wolves?


  5. wiser May 14, 2021 12:34 pm Reply

    Child abuse.


  6. Who Cares? May 15, 2021 8:12 am Reply

    Why are we racing to vaccinate children and babies with an experimental cocktail of synthetic mRNA at a time when their immune systems are still developing?

    There shall be two outcomes. Either the vaccines will prove to be a miracle, or they will be an utter failure, and the price to pay will be the health of our children.

    We could be in the early stages of an actual pandemic of millions of children reacting adversely to these experimental injections.

    The sad reality is mass media has successfully scared adults into a one size fits all vaccine in a world where biodiversity prevails.

    I hope people have the courage to say no, question until they understand, and not be afraid to voice their concerns. Our health is our greatest blessing.


  7. Ray Songtree May 15, 2021 7:35 pm Reply

    This article is written as if there are no controversies surrounding this gene therapy jab. She does not cover side effects, adverse effects, or deaths from jab. She does not cover menstrual problems world wide nor blood clotting. The author will be guilty of bringing about permanent health problems if even one child or adult gets sick or dies from the jab that she never researched. And there will certainly be permanent health problems because the gene therapy is irreversible. A jabbed person will never have a normal natural immune system again. This article is irresponsible and a public danger for the very real reasons cited above.


  8. Biff Bigelow May 15, 2021 8:45 pm Reply

    Comments are getting better and better, nice to read the words and opinions of intelligent people. Mahalo to you all.


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