State revises up percentage of residents who have received booster shots

The state has revised up its estimate on the percentage of Hawaii residents who have received a...
The state has revised up its estimate on the percentage of Hawaii residents who have received a booster shot to 33%.(Hawaii Pacific Health)
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 2:14 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state has revised up its estimate on the percentage of Hawaii residents who have received a booster shot to 33%.

That’s up from 31.4%.

Officials said the new figure was arrived at after realizing that boosters for some people who had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were logged as second doses instead.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is administered in a single dose.

The review of data had a big difference on those in older age groups.

Officials said some 69% of those ages 65 to 74 have received boosters. That’s up from the previous estimate of 65.4%.

The new analysis means that the overall vaccination rate declined. Overall, the state’s vaccination rate now stands at 74.4% (from 75.5%).

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