‘Vaccine Hunters’ Game The System To Get Vaccinated Early

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There are strict rules about who qualifies for COVID-19 vaccines – but a crop of industrious ‘vaccine hunters’ are gaming the system to get their shots early.

The most common technique involves staking out a pharmacy and vaccination site, hoping for a leftover shot or two at the end of the day.  Healthcare workers would often rather give the dose to someone than let it go to waste.

While some criticize vaccine-hunters for ‘jumping the line’, they see it as a win-win – they get the vaccine while the pharmacy doesn’t have to waste any shots.