DOH: More than 10,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered on Hawaii Island

  • Pharmacist Lisandra Blanco gets a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Grethen Gamet at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo on Jan. 8. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

More than 3,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to Hawaii Island residents last week, according to the state Department of Health.

According to the most recent county data released Wednesday by the Department of Health, 3,410 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Hawaii County between Jan. 18 and 11:59 p.m. Saturday, bringing the total number of doses administered since Dec. 21, 2020, to 10,459.

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Statewide, 30,156 doses of the vaccine were given last week, bringing the number of doses administered across the Aloha State to 106,654 as of 11:59 p.m. That’s about the same as the week prior, Jan. 11 to 17, when 31,098 doses were administered but double what was administered between Jan. 4 and 10.

Between Sunday and Tuesday, the state reported administering another 13,777 doses bringing the total number of doses administered in Hawaii to 120,641. A daily breakdown by county is not available.

As of Saturday night, the state had been allocated 203,600 doses and had received 170,795, according to the department. Based upon Saturday’s figures, the statewide percentage of received doses administered was 62%.

Vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna approved by the FDA for emergency use are currently being administered to residents who fall under Tier 1a and Tier 1b of the state’s vaccine distribution plan. Tier 1b includes those age 75 and older and frontline essential workers while Tier 1a included health care personnel and residents in long-term care facilities.

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The state anticipates it will reach Tier 1c, which includes those ages 65 to 74, persons 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions and remaining essential workers, this spring. In the summer, persons age 16 and older and not in other categories would receive the vaccine.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccination in Hawaii, visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine.

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