Omicron reaches Hawaii

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Wayne Miyashiro gets his booster vaccine from Neal Cypriano during a KTA community vaccination clinic at Hilo Jaycee Butler Building on Thursday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Brandon Chagami fills a syringe Thursday with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine during a KTA community vaccination clinic at the Butler Building in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Leilani Desmond gets a booster shot Thursday from Neal Cypriano of the Hawaii National Guard during a KTA community vaccination clinic at at the Butler Building in Hilo.

The omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has been found in Hawaii, the state Department of Health confirmed Thursday.