4 new cases Saturday, popup clinic gives vaccine in Hanama‘ulu

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ho‘ola Lahui’s Virginia Bragg administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Marcus Duterte Saturday during the Laukona Park pop-up vaccine clinic in Hanama‘ulu that is a partnership with the state Department of Health and Ho‘ola Lahui. Pop-up clinics are scheduled at the Kaumakani Neighborhood Center from 8 to 10 a.m. and Anaina Hou farmers’ market in Kilauea from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 19.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ho‘ola Lahui’s Cheyanne Mahuka administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Robert Quayle Saturday during the Laukona Park pop-up vaccine clinic in Hanama‘ulu that is a partnership with the state Department of Health and Ho‘ola Lahui. The next pop-up vaccine clinics are Saturday, June 19 at the Kaumakani Neighborhood Center from 8 to 10 a.m. and Anaina Hou farmers market in Kilauea from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Blanca Gil of the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office checks with Virgina Bragg of Ho‘ola Lahui on the status of vaccines, and in the background Bryden Ka‘auwai of Ho‘ola Lahui checks on a patient Saturday at the Laukona Park pop-up vaccine site in Hanama‘ulu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Vriginia Bragg of Ho‘ola Lahui prepares a COVID-19 vaccine Saturday during the Laukona Park pop-up vaccine site in Hanama‘ulu.

HANAMA‘ULU — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Saturday’s cases are all adult residents. Two cases are related to mainland travel, one is related to interisland travel, and one is considered community acquired. Two of these cases are also close contacts of previously-announced cases.

All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.

One previously-reported case — a resident related to mainland travel — was reported in error, and has been removed from Kaua‘i’s case count. Therefore, Saturday’s cases bring the number of active cases to eight, with 371 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 329 confirmed locally, three probable, and 39 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Free testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through primary-care physicians, hospitals and urgent-care clinics. Contact those providers directly for more information.

If you have symptoms or are feeling sick, you should isolate yourself immediately, stay away from household members, and not go out — including to work or school — unless you are seeking testing or getting health care. Those who have been vaccinated should still be tested if they believe they may have been exposed or if they feel sick.

Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, and appointments are available at Kaua‘i hospitals and pharmacies for this age group.

Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings. There are pop-up vaccination opportunities at community sites. For details, visit kauai.gov/vaccine. Those who plan to travel can protect themselves and their families by being fully vaccinated before traveling.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.

7 Comments
  1. Kali Yuga June 12, 2021 3:18 pm Reply

    > Two cases are related to mainland travel, one is related to interisland travel, and one is considered community acquired. Two of these cases are also close contacts of previously announced cases.

    How do they determine the origin of the transmission? There is no scientific way to find that out with the current rudimentary testing. I am assuming they simply ask those who test positive “did you recently come into contact with someone else who tested positive?”

    Not to even mention the wildly inaccurate testing protocol that creates an abundance of false positive results. Too many PCR cycles.

    Finally, how many of these cases are from those who are already vaccinated?


    1. RGLadder37 June 12, 2021 11:26 pm Reply

      At this clinic, did they just give you the vaccine? Well not you, but them. A person who is tested positive needs to take one. If there is nothing broken, like I mentioned before, do not attempt to fix it. The vaccines are medicine. I wonder if all of them got sick from taking the vaccine.


    2. Rich June 13, 2021 10:01 am Reply

      Old saying, better to be 80% right than 100% wrong. There are no certainties in medicine. False positives, false negatives, folks who are completely immunized by vaccines folks who are not. Folks who are asymptomatic and other folks who die in hospital. So you focus on getting it 80% right. And let others be 100% wrong.


  2. RGLadder37 June 12, 2021 3:48 pm Reply

    Call in sick. Get fired. Just do something to follow instructions. Screw your bills also. Then you’ll be safe.


  3. Genevieve Wilson June 13, 2021 8:50 am Reply

    Why take the shot ,all three shots reported caused blood clots, Russian and Spanish airline thinking to banned vaxed people from flying due to high attitude tendency to caused blood clot . beautiful kauai used to only few cases of colvid19 ,ever since Vaccine–in we have more cases , tourist supposed to be negative ,so do not blamed on the tourist ,do you critical thinking,I will not get the shot even you give me a million dollars6200 death reported by CDC which occurs after the shots.why people still pushing the shot ,this is warm season people do not get flu like illness,so do not credit to the so call vaccine which is not qualify to be approved by FDA.and testing is not accurate. I have a home in Kauai,I am afraid to go because I might got near the colvid19 positive and need to be tested since too many people have been convinced to take the shot . Kauai is going to full of colvid 19 soon .


  4. m June 13, 2021 9:37 am Reply

    why is this shot being called a vaccine? Technically, medically, scientifically . . not. or so says the FDA . . .


    1. RGLadder37 June 14, 2021 7:15 am Reply

      Are you suggesting they give out placibos? Fake medicine so that nobody dies. They don’t need a vaccine. What are they doing at this clinic? False positive reading.


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