November 17, 2021
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Archuleta County voted for Trump. La Plata didn’t. Does politics affect vaccination rates? – The Journal

Colorado counties that backed Biden more likely to have higher percentage of vaccinated residents

La Plata and Archuleta counties are ahead of the state when it comes to community vaccinations, but partisanship seems to play a role in vaccination rates. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP file)

Can politics and the way people vote – Trump vs. Biden – be an indicator of whether a person is more likely to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

The answer in Colorado appears to be yes.

The Colorado Sun this week compared counties that voted for Donald Trump with counties that voted for Joe Biden in 2020, and looked at their vaccination rates. Democratic-leaning counties had a higher percentage of…

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