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State vaccination rate is at 70%

The state Department of Health on Friday announced that 70 percent of Hawaii residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations.

“While we are encouraged that 70 percent of Hawaii residents have made the choice to protect themselves and our community through vaccination, there is more work to do,” said Dr. Elizabeth Char, director of the state DOH. “Even with this rate of protection, our seven-day average case count is 130 new cases per day. We encourage all eligible Hawaii residents to become part of the solution and get vaccinated.” 

Maui County has the lowest vaccination rate among all the counties with 63 percent of the population fully vaccinated. Kauai and Hawaii counties are at 66 percent and Honolulu City & County has 72 of its population fully vaccinated.

Nearly 102,000 eligible Hawaii residents have not started vaccination, and approximately 117,000 Hawaii residents have initiated, but not completed vaccination. The DOH said that 207,492 children ages 0 to 11 are not yet eligible for vaccination.

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