Big Island nearing 100K doses of COVID vaccine administered

Nearly 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered on the Big Island, state data released Wednesday shows.

Hawaii to date has been awarded 817,640 COVID-19 vaccine doses of which 792,650 had been received as of Wednesday, according to the state. Of the doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines received, 85% or 668,650 doses have been administered statewide, including 98,360 on the Big Island.

Thirty-two percent of the Big Island population has received at least one dose and 18.4% have completed the vaccination process, according to the Department of Health. An estimated 55% of the population age 60 and older has received at least one dose with 71% of the island’s kupuna 75 and older having received at least one dose. About 63% of kupuna 75 and older are fully inoculated.

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