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Nurse Sandra Lindsay, the first person in the U.S. to get the COVID-19 shot, serves as grand marshal of the Hometown Heroes Parade in New York City in July. The event honored essential pandemic workers. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Pastor Billy Joe Lewis was all in favor when a local health worker suggested a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the parking lot of his church in Smilax, Ky. "We've still got to use common sense," Lewis says. "Anything that can ward off suffering and death, I think, is a wonderful thing." Jessica Tezak for KHN hide caption

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