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Hawai’i Eclipses Massive Vaccination Total

October 20, 2021, 4:53 PM HST
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Hawai’i has hit its most significant mark yet in efforts to vaccinate the population.

The State Department of Health on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, submitted data that shows more than 1 million people in Hawai‘i are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“It’s great to see so many people in Hawai‘i follow the science. We are thrilled that over a million people are fully vaccinated. That leaves an estimated 420,000 people who are not yet fully vaccinated. We are still averaging about 120 new COVID-19 cases every day,” said Director of Health Dr. Elizabeth Char.

DOH said that approximately 119,000 people have received only one shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. It is recommended to all that they receive their second shots as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Getting that second shot is critical. Those who do not get it are at greater risk of severe illness,” Char said.


An estimated 94,051 eligible residents have not initiated vaccination. An estimated 207,482 children age 11 and younger are not yet eligible.


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