Health director confident state will hit 70% vaccination benchmark

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Layne Luna is vaccinated for COVID-19 by a Premier Medical Group worker outside of S. Tokunaga Store in Hilo on Wednesday. S. Tokunaga offered a $50 gift card to those who were vaccinated at the store.

State health leaders are certain Hawaii will reach a point where 70% of its population is vaccinated against COVID-19, but the question of when that might happen remains unanswered.