Vaccinations ramp up: 4,000 doses could be given at Hilo POD

  • Jude Oliver is tested for COVID-19 by S&G Labs during free testing Wednesday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. The number of people getting tested in Hilo has decreased over the past few weeks. At its peak, S&G was testing at least 300 people at each testing clinic, but that number is down to about 150. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Hilo Medical Center will offer 4,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine during an upcoming mass-vaccination POD, doubling the capacity of its last large clinic.