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December 09, 2020

Health Law Daily

State Vaccine Distribution Plans Reportedly Show Broad Discrepancies Over Who Is Considered Essential

  • December 09, 2020

Reuters (12/8, Bellon, Naidu) reports that “companies and industry groups lobbying to get their U.S. workers to the front of the line for COVID vaccination are running into a patchwork of state plans and confusion over who is essential, and who is not.” According to Reuters, “With initial vaccine doses limited and strong federal guidance lacking, it has fallen to U.S. states to determine who will be first in line to receive a vaccine, and who will have to wait well into next year.” The article adds, “State vaccine distribution plans reviewed by Reuters showed broad discrepancies over who would be considered essential, with some states clearly outlining specific worker groups and others not providing any clarity.”