The plan in Connecticut is to not waste any COVID-19 vaccines, even if that means some people may get their shot early

Connecticut’s flexibility has led, for instance, to broader Phase 1A vaccination of first responders. The state’s Phase 1A technically includes medical first responders, defined as people who are actively responding to medical 911 calls. Under a strict interpretation, that could mean that police and fire administrators would not receive the vaccine until later. But because Connecticut allows for a broader interpretation of the guidelines, Hartford’s police officers and...