Florida put seniors first. How that changed its pandemic response.
State vaccination programs reflect political and cultural values. Florida has found early success by rooting its COVID-19 vaccine rollout in simplicity.
California has an online system of access codes to make sure that shots are distributed equally across different demographics. In Massachusetts, a multitiered priority list and inconsistent guidance has sown confusion and a political backlash. In Tennessee, the county that encompasses Memphis recently ruined thousands of shots after changing state protocols to favor local teachers.
In many states, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has faced multiple head winds...