More than 70,000 Big Island residents fully vaccinated

More than 7,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered on the Big Island in the past seven days, bringing the total number doses in arms to 152,622, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday.

To date, the state has been awarded 1,213,550 COVID-19 vaccine doses of which 1,181,640 had been received as of Tuesday, according to the department. Of the doses received, 88% or 1,037,508 doses have been administered statewide, including more than 152,600 doses on the Big Island.

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In addition to the vaccine doses administered by the state, 215,536 doses have been administered via the federal pharmacy program and 149,024 via federal agencies.

Including state and federal resources, about 54% of the state’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 46% have completed inoculation.

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On the Big Island, 51% of the Island population, or about 84,800 people, has received at least one dose and 39%, or just shy of 71,000, have completed the vaccination process, according to the Department of Health.

The state is currently in Phase 2 of its vaccination plan, with all individuals 12 years of age and older eligible to be inoculated.

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