The federal effort to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine across the country — popularly known as Operation Warp Speed — is lagging, Hawaii health regulators say.

Fewer doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have arrived than expected for Maui and Honolulu counties, a Hawaii Health Department spokesman said Wednesday.

But the state anticipates it will get thousands more doses of the vaccine across all counties next week.

All told, Hawaii is expected to receive 86,000 vaccine doses by the end of the year — just eight days away.

So far Hawaii has received 33,450 doses of the coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer and Moderna, according to the DOH. Those doses have been distributed among the counties based on factors such as ultra-cold freezer storage capacity and each site’s ability to administer vaccines.

The Pfizer vaccine will initially be given to Hawaii’s health care workers, while the Moderna vaccine will be distributed to residents and staff of the state’s long-term care facilities, the DOH said.

Statewide

Pfizer –                 21,450

Moderna –           12,000

Honolulu County

Pfizer –               15,600

Moderna –           6,000

Maui County

Pfizer –                     975

Moderna –           2,000

Kauai County

Pfizer –                  1,950

Moderna –           2,000

Hawaii County

Pfizer –                  2,925

Moderna –           2,000

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