45% of Big Islanders fully vaccinated

  • A COVID vaccine is administered at the Kona Community Hospital at Kekuaokalani Gym. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

More than 16,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered this weekend across the Aloha State.

Hawaii has been awarded 1,299,090 COVID-19 vaccine doses of which 1,271,380 had been received as of Monday, according to the Department of Health. Of the doses received, 90% or 1,143,079 doses have been administered statewide, including more than 202,000 doses on the Big Island.

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In addition to the vaccine doses administered by the state, 268,206 doses have been administered via the federal pharmacy program and 158,195 via federal agencies.

Including state and federal resources, 1,569,480 shots have been given meaning about 59% of the state’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 53%, or more than 750,600 people, have completed inoculation.

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On the Big Island, 57% of the island population, or nearly 113,000 people, has received at least one dose and 45%, or nearly 90,000, have completed the vaccination process, according to the state.

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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