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State halts vaccine plan that put retail before care homes

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is revising its plans to distribute coronavirus vaccines to align with recommendations issued by a federal advisory panel. State officials released new plans to distribute initial doses of coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday after the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended healthcare workers and nursing home residents receive priority while vaccine supply is limited. States have final say over how to distribute the vaccine. But in Nevada, where tourism and hospitality fuel the economy, officials scrapped initial plans to vaccinate retail workers before residents of long-term care facilities. State facilities will distribute initial doses of the vaccine to health care workers, while Walgreens and CVS will provide them to long-term care facilities.

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