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 as of September 19, 1,078,968 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, or 76% of the population.
On the same date, 807,186 people received two vaccines against COVID-19, or 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 COVID-19 infection have developed immunity equal to or greater than the immunity conferred by the COVID-19 vaccine itself.
A later, larger study from Israel confirms the NIH study.
If we add the 72,137 people immunized against COVID-19 to the previous vaccination totals, we get the following percentages of the population immunized against COVID: those who received an injection now represent 81.2% of the population of state and those who received two injections now represent 62% of the population.
There is another factor to consider to complete the picture. Consider how the above percentages are affected if we remove 210,828 people aged 12 and under who are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
One-hit vaccinates plus those immune increase from 81.2% to 95.5% and two-hit vaccinates plus those immune to COVID-19 increase to 80%.
The Bottom Line: Most of the state’s population over the age of 12 is immune to COVID-19.