Most New England States Ahead Of The Curve On Vaccination Rates
A public health expert says several factors may explain why many New England states are near the top of the list for getting their residents vaccinated against COVID-19.
Connecticut is second in the nation for the percentage of its population that's fully vaccinated. Massachusetts is fourth and Maine is fifth. Vermont and Rhode Island follow soon after. New Hampshire is further down the list at 43rd. That's all according to Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, who is with the university's Center for Health Security, said most New England states are likely benefiting from their small sizes compared to the rest of the country, meaning fewer square miles to cover in order to provide vaccine access.