Hundreds get Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Hilo POD

  • Courtesy of Cyrus Johnasen/Office of the Mayor Mayor Mitch Roth received the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine today at the Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Jeff Mukai checks-in Ashley Keawe for her vaccination appointment at the Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was distributed to about 850 people Tuesday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald An employee walks through a line of people waiting in line for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

The state Department of Health on Tuesday hosted its first mass vaccination clinic in East Hawaii utilizing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.