65% of Big Islanders fully vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Joe Killian receives his vaccine shot from Hawaii National Guard medic Brad Transfiguracion Friday at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

The Big Island reported Monday 65% of its residents — or more than 130,00 people, were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary.

Meanwhile, 77% of the state’s southernmost island’s population has received at least one dose.

Across the state, 69.6% of Hawaii’s total population was fully vaccinated Monday; 77.9% of the population has received at least one dose.

As of Monday, 2,080,371 vaccine doses — including more than 45,000 booster doses — have been administered through state and federal distribution programs, up nearly 21,500 from Thursday.

The state estimates 107,064 eligible individuals have yet to receive a shot, down from 118,658 on a week ago on Oct. 5.

ADVERTISING


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.