Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-20 22:36:00 –
The Hawaii Department of Health said today that data show that more than one million Hawaiian residents are now fully vaccinated. COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection)..
We have reached this milestone as the number of daily coronavirus cases in Hawaii continues to decline.
Today, DOH 139 new infections have been reported, bringing the state’s total to 82,730 since the outbreak of the pandemic... The 7-day average for new cases is 119, with an average positive rate of 1.7%.
“It’s great to see so many people in Hawaii following science,” DOH Director Dr. Elizabeth Char said in a news release. “We are excited that more than one million people have been fully vaccinated. That leaves an estimated 420,000 people who have not yet been fully vaccinated.”
Throughout the state, 70.4% of Hawaii’s population of approximately 1.4 million have been vaccinated and 78.8% have been vaccinated at least once.
DOH recommends a second dose to approximately 119,000 people who receive only one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, as recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“It’s important to get that second shot,” Char said. “People who do not get it are at increased risk of serious illness.”
DOH said an estimated 94,051 eligible residents have not yet begun vaccination against COVID-19.
An estimated 207,482 children under the age of 11 in the state are not yet eligible, but children between the ages of 5 and 11 are expected to qualify soon.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine-info..
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