UHERO study says Hawaii could reach herd immunity by July
In a new study, the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization predicted the state could reach herd immunity if the vaccination rate remains steady.
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As of April, the state reported an average of 13,800 doses were administered daily. The researchers believe if the state is able to maintain this average, Hawaii will vaccinate 75% of its population by the first week of July.
If the state reaches this milestone, the state would reach herd immunity. Scientists expect that taming COVID-19 will require between 70% and 85% of the population having immunity.
Currently the state has administered over 1 million shots, and 505,898 residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.