Governor, First Lady, Cabinet and Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations
Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige received their first COVID-19 vaccinations at Washington Place on Monday afternoon. They were joined by about 65 cabinet and staff members.
Gov. Ige has delayed his vaccination because of the shortage of vaccines arriving in Hawai‘i. “I felt there was an urgent need to get nursing home residents, our kupuna 75 years and older, healthcare professionals, teachers and other essential workers vaccinated first. I urge Hawai‘i residents to get vaccinated when it’s your turn, and to continue wearing your mask, physically distancing and washing your hands often,” said Gov. Ige.
The governor, first lady, cabinet and staff received the Moderna vaccine and are scheduled for their second dose in late March.
The state Department of Health and its community partners administered the vaccinations which are covered by federal CARES Act funds.