What is the actual vaccination rate of the population of the state of Hawaii?
Here are the statistics: With a total state population of approximately 1,416,360 people as of September 19, 1,078,968 have received at least one injection of the COVID-19 vaccine, or 76 percent of the population.
Using the same date, 807,186 received two injections of the COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 57% of the population.
Using the same date, 72,137 people would have had a COVID-19 infection.
The National Institute of Health reports that those who have had a COVID-19 infection have developed immunity equal to or greater than the immunity conferred by the COVID-19 vaccine itself.
A newer and larger study from Israel confirms the NIH study.
If we add the 72,137 with COVID-19 immunity to the above vaccination totals, we get the following percentages of the population with COVID immunity: those with one hit are now 81.2 percent of the population of the State and those with two strokes are now 62 percent of the population.
There is one more factor to consider to complete the picture. Consider how the above percentages are affected if we remove 210,828 from the population aged 12 and under who are not cleared to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Single shot plus immunized drop from 81.2% to 95.5% and double shot plus those immune to COVID-19 drop to 80%.
The bottom line: Most of the state’s population over the age of 12 is immune to COVID-19.