‘It’s definitely a relief’: Around 4,000 inoculated at mass vaccination event

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A man checks in before walking toward the mass vaccination event at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Two women smile as they leave the mass vaccination event at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Joe Curbelo gets his second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium Saturday in Hilo. Curbelo is a manager at Target and was joined by many of his coworkers at the mass vaccination event.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Krystle Marcellus receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccine event Saturday at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo. Marcellus works at a small wood manufacturing company in Honomu and was able to get the vaccine with her coworkers.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Nearly a hundred people wait after getting a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccine event Saturday at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo.

Expressions of relief and thankfulness were plentiful Saturday at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium during a mass vaccination event in Hilo.