Despite Odds Stacked Against It, New Mexico’s Vaccination Rate Is Near The Top

Christina Campos, administrator of the Guadalupe County Hospital, says the community has been hit with several large outbreaks of the virus, most recently in May, which has bolstered vaccination rates.

States with the lowest vaccination rates are clustered in the South and the Southwest. But there’s one standout, New Mexico, where health officials now say some counties are close to 90% vaccinated.

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