HONOLULU – The Department of Health (DOH) Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) has added information on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Hawai‘i to its data portal.
This new feature can be found https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/. It displays statewide and county-by-county totals for the number of vaccinations administered.
These numbers will be updated every Wednesday at 12 p.m.
This new data post shows 25,470 vaccinations were administered through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 2. The three-and-a-half-day lag in reporting allows for data from dozens of sources to be checked for accuracy.
Additional vaccinations will have been administered between the weekly Saturday cut-off time and the Wednesday data portal update. However, the accuracy of the vaccination counts during that period will not yet have been verified and therefore will not appear in the weekly update until the following week.
“Hawai‘i is doing really well with vaccinations,” said Dr. Elizabeth Char, director of the Department of Health. “We’ve only had vaccine available to us for three weeks. The Christmas holiday and the New Year’s holiday curtailed our efforts just a bit, but we are ready to ramp up vaccinations going forward. Our goal is to get vaccine to as many people as possible in a safe, secure and orderly manner.”
Health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities, and first responders are already being immunized. Licensed health care professionals not affiliated with hospitals can secure their place in the vaccine pipeline by completing a survey. Those who have already completed the survey and provided their information will be contacted and should not submit another survey.
Information on vaccination of adults 75 years and older will be posted next week at HawaiiCOVID19.com. The DOH is working with major hospitals throughout the state and other partners to coordinate vaccination hubs and mobile vaccination services for this high-risk group. Online or other vaccination appointment services are expected to be available in about a week. Updates will be available at HawaiiCOVID19.com.
Source: The Garden Island