Vets home begins vaccinations

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Grethen Gamet is the first employee at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Friday from pharmacist Lisandra Blanco in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Barbara Dawson-Perry is the first Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home resident to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Friday from pharmacist Lisandra Blanco in Hilo.

Against a blue backdrop decorated with patriotic stars and a bunting banner with the hashtag #igottheshot, the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered Friday at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.