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Patchwork of Rules Sows Confusion in State-by-State Vaccine Rollout

As infections rage out of control, guidelines are tossed to ensure all doses get used  

Members Of New York Police Department Receive Covid-19 Vaccine
Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg
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An accelerating rush to give coronavirus vaccines to Americans is leading to confusion over who can get a shot when, and creating disparities that could complicate the push toward widespread immunity.

As Covid rips through the population and states struggle to vaccinate residents with limited supplies and a paucity of federal assistance, some governors are opting for radical solutions. Rather than giving initial vaccines only to the elderly and front-line health workers, they’re offering shots to a wide swath of people to quickly reach the maximum possible.