Nearly 110,000 Big Islanders fully vaccinated for COVID-19

  • Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today A COVID vaccine is administered at the Kona Community Hospital at Kekuaokalani Gym.

Nearly 110,000 Big Island residents were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Monday, according to data released by the state Department of Health.

To date, including state and federal resources, 1,723,223 shots have been administered across Hawaii, health officials said. That equates to about 65.5% of the state’s population having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 59.1%, or more than 839,813 people, having completed the inoculation process.


On the Big Island, more than 227,000 doses have been given to residents. Some 109,543 people — 55% of the island’s population — are fully vaccinated while another 127,075 have received their first shot.

Areas of the Big Island reporting 60.1% to 70% of the population having completed inoculation are Hilo, Honokaa and Hawi. Most other areas, including Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Holualoa, Keauhou, Waikoloa, Waimea, Kapaau, Laupahoehoe, Papaikou, Pepeekeo and Keaau are reporting 45.1% to 60% of the population fully inoculated.

Reporting 35.1% to 45% of the population vaccinated were Volcano, Pahala, Kurtistown and Paauilo. Captain Cook, Honaunau, Ocean View, Naalehu, Pahoa, and Mountain View have 35% or less of the population fully vaccinated.


No area on the Big Island has reached 70.1% or more of the population fully vaccinated.

The state is currently in Phase 2 of its vaccination plan, with all individuals 12 years of age and older eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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