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India’s vaccine lottery forces tough choices for those doling out doses – Sydney Morning Herald

On one state, plans to give priority to the “poorest of the poor” were successfully challenged in court by residents living above the poverty line.



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Everyone aged 45 or over is eligible for a free vaccine dose from federal government supplies, with state governments responsible for allocating their own stocks to people aged from 18 to 44.
But as supplies lag far behind soaring demand, state authorities are having to make difficult decisions on how to distribute the few doses they have available.
In some states, allocation policies are proving controversial.
In the state of Chhattisgarh, authorities faced a legal challenge for opting to give…

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