DOH: First doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected to arrive this week

  • Employees with the McKesson Corporation scan a box of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while filling an order at their shipping facility in Shepherdsville, Ky., Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool)

The state Department of Health is anticipating delivery of 67,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week.

This includes 28,080 doses of Pfizer vaccines, 27,300 doses of Moderna vaccines, and 11,900 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, according to Brooks Baehr, COVID-19 and Pandemic Response Administrative Assistant for the DOH.

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The first ever shipment Johnson & Johnson vaccines is expected to arrive within the next few days, he said. Honolulu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kaua’i counties will all be receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The 67,280 doses the state expects to receive this week does not include an additional 10,380 doses the federal government is expected to ship directly to CVS/Longs this week as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, Baehr said.

Hawaii to date has been awarded 498,750 COVID-19 vaccine doses of which 418,990 had been received as of Monday, according to the state.

Of the doses of Pfizer and Moderna received, 356,843 doses have been administered statewide, including more than 40,700 on the Big Island.

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An estimated 14.9% of the state’s population has received at least one dose and 8.7% have received two doses. Sixty-two percent of kupuna 75 and older have received at least one dose.

On the Big Island, 13.9% of the population has received at least one dose and 6.3% two doses, according to the Department of Health.

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