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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


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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