DOH: More than 10,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered on Hawaii Island

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald file photo Pharmacist Lisandra Blanco draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for a patient Jan. 8 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo.

According to the most recent county data released Wednesday by the state Department of Health, 3,410 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Hawaii County between Jan. 18 and Saturday, bringing the total number of doses administered since Dec. 21, 2020, to 10,459.

Statewide, 30,156 doses of the vaccine were given last week, bringing the number of doses administered throughout Hawaii to 106,654 as of Saturday. That’s about the same as the week prior, when 31,098 doses were administered, and double what was administered from Jan. 4-10.

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Between Sunday and Tuesday, the state reported administering another 13,777 doses bringing the total number of doses administered in Hawaii to 120,641.

As of Saturday night, the state had been allocated 203,600 doses and received 170,795, according to the DOH.

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Vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna approved by the FDA for emergency use are currently being administered to residents in Phases 1A and 1B of the state’s vaccine distribution plan. Phase 1B includes those age 75 and older and front-line essential workers, while Phase 1A included health care personnel and residents in long-term care facilities.

The state anticipates it will reach Phase 1C, which includes those ages 65-74, people 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions and remaining essential workers, this spring. In the summer, people age 16 and older and not in other categories would be able to receive the vaccine.

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