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How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico -- in recent years pummelled by deadly hurricanes, rocked by earthquakes, beset by political unrest and saddled by debt -- has quietly managed to outpace even New England states with the highest vaccination rates in the U.S.

Senior citizens receive COVID-19 vaccines at a National Guard vaccination center in San Juan on February 8. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/AFP via Getty Images/CNN)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)