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Albuquerque Metro Leads Southwestern Cities in COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake

Albuquerque has higher vaccination rate compared to other metro areas in the region

Sept. 8, 2021

The Albuquerque metro area now leads southwestern metro areas with 80.9% of the population receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. According to data from the CDC and Johns Hopkins University, the Albuquerque Metro’s strong vaccination rates are followed by the Denver metro with 80.8% partially vaccinated, El Paso with 71%, and Los Angeles with 61.3%. Other major metro areas in the southwest including Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, Tucson, Phoenix, and Austin have less than 60% of their residents vaccinated with at least one dose. 

“By providing access and information, we have encouraged Albuquerque residents to take the shot and protect themselves, their families and our communities,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We’re grateful that so many have stepped up to keep our city one of the healthiest in the southwest. It’s free and easy to get vaccinated, you can get one today.”

Vaccines are still widely available in Albuquerque, to find a vaccine event visit: https://goodtimes.vaccinenm.org/stay-ahead-nm/.