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Health department revises percentage of residents who received booster shots

A health care worker administers a throat swab test at a drive-in COVID-19 testing center.
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A health care worker administers a throat swab test at a drive-in COVID-19 testing center.

The state Department of Health revised its statistics on COVID vaccination rates, resulting in an increase in the number of booster shots received.

But it also means a drop in the number of residents who completed their primary vaccine series.

State health officials say some booster doses for those who received a single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine were initially reported as second doses rather than a booster.

The state’s booster rate is now just over 33% as opposed to the prior 31.4%.

The percentage of residents who have completed their primary vaccine series dropped from 75.5% to 74.5%. Nearly 82% have received at least one dose.

Hawaii COVID dashboard on Tuesday Jan 25 2022
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Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Dashboard on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.

The state reported 1,904 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The state’s 7-day average case count is 3,537.

No new deaths were reported. The statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 1,146.

Find information on vaccine and testing sites at hawaiicovid19.com.

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