Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Hawai‘i Reaches Vaccine Milestone Friday

October 15, 2021, 5:44 PM HST
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The State of Hawai‘i has reached a vaccine milestone.

On Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, a total of 70% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. Department of Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char said reaching the total is not a signal that it is time to relax behaviors that mitigate the spread of the virus.

“Even with this rate of protection, our seven-day average case count is 130 new cases per day,” Char said. “We encourage all eligible Hawai‘i residents to become part of the solution and get vaccinated.” 

Nearly 102,000 eligible Hawai‘i residents have not started vaccination, and approximately 117,000 Hawai‘i residents have initiated, but not completed vaccination, according to numbers provided by DOH. A total of 207,492 children aged 11 and under are not yet eligible for vaccination.

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