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World War II veteran Margaret Klessens, 96, was vaccinated for COVID-19 at 12:07 p.m. Monday at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital at the VA in Bedford. Klessens was "the first VA patient nationwide" to receive the vaccine, according to the VA. [Courtesy/VA Bedford Healthcare System]

New Bedford has the lowest percentage of fully vaccinated in Bristol County

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Out of 20 cities and towns in Bristol County, New Bedford has the lowest rate of fully vaccinated people against Covid-19 with only 50% of the city’s population being fully vaccinated. The 50% rate is also one of the lowest (if not the lowest) vaccination rates of any city in Massachusetts. By comparison much larger cities like Boston have a 64% full vaccination rate. Overall, 69% of Massachusetts’s population has been fully vaccinated.

In Bristol County, Mansfield had the highest rate at 70% and comparable size Fall River had a 55% fully vaccinated rate, or 10% higher than New Bedford. Here’s a list of all 20 cities and town in Bristol County as of October 28, 2021:

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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