Nearly 15% of Big Islanders fully vaccinated

  • West Hawaii Community Health Center held its second walk up vaccine clinic on March 12 at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Nearly 15% of the more than 199,000 people on the Big Island are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state data released Monday shows.

Hawaii to date has been awarded 855,670 COVID-19 vaccine doses of which 768,710 had been received as of Monday, according to the state.

Of the doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines received, 79% or 604,570 doses have been administered statewide, including 81,576 on the Big Island.

An estimated 26.6% of the state’s population has received at least one dose and 15% have completed the vaccination process.

On the Big Island, 26.9% of the population has received at least one dose and 14.8% have completed the vaccination process, according to the Department of Health. An estimated 54% of the population age 60 and older has received at least one dose with 74% of the island’s kupuna 75 and older having received at least one dose. About 64% of kupuna 75 and older are fully inoculated.

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