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Vaccine data added to DOH dashboard

The Maui News

The state Department of Health has added information on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Hawaii to its online data portal.

The data include state-wide and county-by-county totals that will be updated at 12 p.m. every Wednesday with the latest numbers as of the past Saturday. The three-and-a-half day lag will allow for data from dozens of sources to be checked for accuracy.

Statewide, 25,470 vaccines had been administered, with 17,991 in Honolulu County, 3,013 in Maui County, 2,526 in Hawaii County and 1,940 in Kauai County.

To view the latest data, visit health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/#cases.

“Hawaii is doing really well with vaccinations,” Department of Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char said in a news release Thursday. “We’ve only had vaccine available to us for three weeks. The Christmas holiday and the New Year’s holiday curtailed our efforts just a bit, but we are ready to ramp up vaccinations going forward. Our goal is to get vaccine to as many people as possible in a safe, secure and orderly manner.”

Health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities and first responders are already being immunized. Licensed health care professionals not affiliated with hospitals can secure their place in the vaccine pipeline by completing a survey at health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/for-clinicians/covid-19-vaccine/. Information from the survey will be sent to the closest hospital, and the hospital will reach out to schedule an appointment. Those who have already completed the survey should not submit another.

The DOH is working with major hospitals throughout the state and other partners to coordinate vaccination hubs and mobile vaccination services for adults 75 and older, the news release said. Online or other vaccination appointment services are expected to be available in about a week.

For more information and updates, visit hawaiicovid19.com.

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