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Young, healthy people have figured out a loophole to get the COVID vaccine without skipping the line

By Business Insider  
   January 06, 2021

Under state and government rules, a small subset of people, including healthcare workers and people living in nursing homes, are first in line to get coronavirus vaccines. But pharmacies and hospitals are finding they have leftover shots at the end of the day, and the choice is either to toss them or give them to the next person who asks for them. Some health officials say leftover doses that’ll otherwise expire can go to anyone who wants them. “Our goal is to have minimal wastage of vaccine,” LaQuandra Nesbitt, the director of the health department of Washington, DC, said. “If there are people who are available at the end of the day to be vaccinated, then you should vaccinate them.”

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