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The Highest Vaccinated U.S Territory Might Come as a Shock

Written by on October 28, 2021

New data is constantly updated on the COVID-19 vaccine and this news on the highest rate of COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S might come as a shock. You may be thinking that it has to be a liberal-leaning Northeastern or West Coast state, but it is actually Puerto Rico. According to the CDC vaccine tracker, more than 73% of the total population is fully vaccinated in Puerto Rico, whereas in the U.S, the national average is just over 57%.

Mónica Feliú-Mójer, the director of communications and science outreach for the nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico, stated: “There was so much concern with, when the pandemic started, that we have such a fragile health care system. There’s a lot of concern that the pandemic could cause it to collapse. So I think everyone pretty much rallied to do what needed to be done so that we could keep that health care system from collapsing and, you know, from having the worst happen in Puerto Rico.”

Source: NPR

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