State revises up percentage of residents who have received booster shots
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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