David Y. Igé | DOH PRESS RELEASE: NEW DATA PROVIDES A MORE ACCURATE PICTURE OF VACCINATIONS IN HAWAII’I – Vaccination rates by county and age now include federal doses


DOH PRESS RELEASE: NEW DATA PROVIDES A MORE ACCURATE PICTURE OF VACCINATIONS IN HAWAII’I – Vaccination rates by county and age now include federal doses

Posted on July 6, 2021 in Latest News, Press Room

HONOLULU – COVID-19 data from the Hawaii Department of Health is more detailed thanks to statistical information on vaccinees from the federal program.

As of today, the data dashboard for the Department of Health’s Epidemic Control Division reflects new data provided by federal agencies. This includes new information about where the vaccines were given and the ages of the people who received the vaccines.

The improved data shows an increase in the percentage of people who have completed their vaccinations in all counties.

Vaccinations with federal data Vaccinations without federal data

Honolulu County 60% 51%

Hawaii County 54% 51%

Maui County 52% 50%

Kaua’i County 58% 55%

Statewide immunization rates in all eligible age groups increase dramatically with the addition of federal agency data.

Vaccinations with federal data Vaccinations without federal data

18-29 years 50% 39%

30-39 years 58% 47%

40-49 years 67% 58%

50-64 years 77% 70%

65-74 years 94% 86%

“This new information from federal agencies gives us a better idea of ​​where we have been successful in administering vaccinations and where we need to focus more of our efforts,” said state health director Dr Elizabeth Char. . “We hope that more young adults recognize the very real consequences of infection with the COVID-19 virus, including the lasting effects of COVID in the long term.”

The addition of detailed information from the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program increases the percentage of residents who have started their vaccinations from 62.7% to 64.7%, a gain of 2%. It also slightly reduces the number of residents having completed their vaccinations from 58.3% to 58%, a loss of 0.3%

“We are delighted to hear that more people have started the vaccination process than we previously thought,” said Sarah Kemble, Acting State Epidemiologist. “Most of these people will soon receive their second injection, which means that the number of people who will have completed their vaccinations will increase. “

Statewide immunization totals do not change due to more detailed data provided by federal agencies or the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

The improved immunization data has no impact on the announced changes to the Safe Travels program or the revised rules on social gatherings that go into effect on Thursday, July 8.

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