Nearly 50% of Big Islanders have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  • 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 1.1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Hawaii, including nearly 130,000 on the Big Island.

The state to date has been awarded 1,034,940 COVID-19 vaccine doses of which 960,920 had been received as of Monday afternoon, according to the Department of Health. Of the doses received, 92% or 883,411 doses have been administered statewide, including 119,948 on the Big Island.

In addition to the vaccine doses administered by the state, an additional 140,762 doses have been administered via the federal pharmacy program and 137,298 via federal agencies. The Big Island figure of 129,941 does not include vaccines delivered via the two federal sources.

Forty-nine percent of the Big Island population, or about 77,028 people, has received at least one dose and 35% have completed the vaccination process, according to the Department of Health.

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