‘Demand far exceeds supply’: Ige, others urge patience about vaccinations

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Pharmacist Lisandra Blanco draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Grethen Gamet at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo on Jan. 8.

Officials used the terms “ramp up” and “ramping up” several times Tuesday while describing the state’s rollout of coronavirus vaccinations, but cautioned that the operation likely won’t proceed quickly.