DOH: 47% 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 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered on the Big Island with 47% of the island’s population fully inoculated as of Monday, state health officials said.

To date, including state and federal resources, 1,610,827 shots have been administered across Hawaii, according to the Department of Health. That equates to about 61% of the state’s population having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 55%, or more than 778,500 people, having completed the inoculation process.

On the Big Island, nearly 208,900 doses have been given to residents. Some 93,067 people — 47% of the island’s population — are fully vaccinated while another 115,883 have received their first shot.

The state is currently in Phase 2 of its vaccination plan, with all individuals 12 years of age and older eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Only Pfizer has been approved for persons under age 18. Johnson & Johnson and Moderna are only available to adults over age 18.


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