Hawaii surpasses 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations

  • A volunteer fills a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during the mass vaccination event hosted by Hilo Medical Center at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium on April 3. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

More than one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Hawaii, including more than 100,000 on the Big Island.

The state to date has been awarded 893,700 COVID-19 vaccine doses of which 881,680 had been received as of Thursday, according to the state. Of the doses received, 87% or 768,890 doses have been administered statewide, including 110,918 on the Big Island.

In addition to the vaccine doses administered by the state, an additional 110,293 doses have been administered via the federal pharmacy program and 128,783 via federal agencies. The Big Island figure of 110,918 does not include vaccines delivered via the two federal sources.

Thirty-five percent of the Big Island population, or about 70,400 people, has received at least one dose and 22% have completed the vaccination process, according to the Department of Health. An estimated 59% of the population age 60 and older has received at least one dose with 72% of the island’s kupuna 75 and older having received at least one dose. About 65% of kupuna 75 and older are fully inoculated.

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