Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in New Mexico

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January 22, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in New Mexico

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely. Early research suggests this strain may cause less severe illness than Delta and the original virus, however, health officials have warned an Omicron-driven surge could still increase hospitalization and death rates—especially in areas with less vaccinated populations.

The United States as of Jan. 21 reached 861,392 COVID-19-related deaths and 69.5 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 63.2% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 39.3% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in New Mexico using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest vaccination rate as of Jan. 20, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#33. Roosevelt County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.8% (6,438 fully vaccinated)
--- 48.7% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 459 (85 total deaths)
--- 55.1% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,562 (4,174 total cases)
--- 11.1% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#32. Torrance County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.8% (6,001 fully vaccinated)
--- 42.8% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 272 (42 total deaths)
--- 8.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,604 (2,258 total cases)
--- 28.1% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#31. Chaves County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.4% (25,428 fully vaccinated)
--- 41.9% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 396 (256 total deaths)
--- 33.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,478 (18,401 total cases)
--- 40.2% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#30. Lea County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.4% (28,016 fully vaccinated)
--- 41.9% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 419 (298 total deaths)
--- 41.6% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,595 (17,480 total cases)
--- 21.1% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#29. Catron County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.8% (1,440 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.8% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 312 (11 total deaths)
--- 5.4% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,612 (339 total cases)
--- 52.7% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#28. Eddy County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.9% (23,912 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.7% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 407 (238 total deaths)
--- 37.5% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,543 (14,348 total cases)
--- 20.8% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#27. Quay County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.6% (3,430 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.6% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 424 (35 total deaths)
--- 43.2% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,616 (1,784 total cases)
--- 6.4% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#26. Curry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.2% (20,674 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.8% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 302 (148 total deaths)
--- 2.0% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,724 (10,635 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#25. Otero County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.4% (28,593 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.5% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (154 total deaths)
--- 23.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,053 (10,834 total cases)
--- 21.0% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#24. De Baca County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (796 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.9% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 172 (3 total deaths)
--- 41.9% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,803 (486 total cases)
--- 36.9% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#23. Union County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.1% (1,873 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.0% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 296 (12 total deaths)
--- 0.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,792 (641 total cases)
--- 22.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#22. Harding County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.0% (300 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.2% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 640 (4 total deaths)
--- 116.2% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,240 (64 total cases)
--- 49.6% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#21. Hidalgo County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.9% (2,137 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.9% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 286 (12 total deaths)
--- 3.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,296 (894 total cases)
--- 4.8% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#20. Lincoln County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.2% (10,220 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.0% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 271 (53 total deaths)
--- 8.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,272 (4,359 total cases)
--- 9.6% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#19. Valencia County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.1% (40,698 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.7% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 276 (212 total deaths)
--- 6.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,320 (14,816 total cases)
--- 4.9% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#18. Socorro County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.0% (9,479 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.9% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 439 (73 total deaths)
--- 48.3% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,140 (3,018 total cases)
--- 10.7% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#17. Mora County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.1% (2,583 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.8% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 310 (14 total deaths)
--- 4.7% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,718 (575 total cases)
--- 37.4% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#16. Colfax County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.2% (6,830 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.6% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 469 (56 total deaths)
--- 58.4% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,092 (2,041 total cases)
--- 15.9% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#15. Cibola County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.4% (15,853 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.4% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 615 (164 total deaths)
--- 107.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,424 (5,448 total cases)
--- 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#14. San Miguel County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.7% (16,296 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.9% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 150 (41 total deaths)
--- 49.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,354 (4,461 total cases)
--- 19.5% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#13. Grant County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.5% (16,332 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.8% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 259 (70 total deaths)
--- 12.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,987 (5,396 total cases)
--- 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#12. Sierra County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.6% (6,541 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.6% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 621 (67 total deaths)
--- 109.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,652 (1,689 total cases)
--- 22.9% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#11. Doña Ana County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.1% (133,296 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.9% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 294 (641 total deaths)
--- 0.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,234 (50,696 total cases)
--- 14.4% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#10. Guadalupe County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.3% (2,636 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.6% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 349 (15 total deaths)
--- 17.9% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,744 (849 total cases)
--- 2.8% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#9. San Juan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.5% (76,285 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.3% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 544 (674 total deaths)
--- 83.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,760 (33,171 total cases)
--- 31.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#8. Bernalillo County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.3% (423,269 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.1% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 211 (1,436 total deaths)
--- 28.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,921 (121,703 total cases)
--- 11.8% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#7. Luna County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.7% (14,873 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.5% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 464 (110 total deaths)
--- 56.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,236 (5,509 total cases)
--- 14.4% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#6. Sandoval County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.2% (92,757 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.8% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 224 (328 total deaths)
--- 24.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,190 (26,693 total cases)
--- 10.5% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#5. McKinley County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.2% (47,241 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.4% lower vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 761 (543 total deaths)
--- 157.1% more deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,463 (21,027 total cases)
--- 45.0% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#4. Rio Arriba County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.2% (26,533 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.6% higher vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 272 (106 total deaths)
--- 8.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,395 (7,938 total cases)
--- 0.4% more cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#3. Santa Fe County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.7% (106,284 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.3% higher vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 144 (217 total deaths)
--- 51.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,014 (22,574 total cases)
--- 26.1% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#2. Los Alamos County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.9% (13,723 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.6% higher vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 62 (12 total deaths)
--- 79.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,360 (1,813 total cases)
--- 53.9% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico
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#1. Taos County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.6% (23,767 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.1% higher vaccination rate than New Mexico
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 229 (75 total deaths)
--- 22.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New Mexico
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,743 (4,170 total cases)
--- 37.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Mexico

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