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New COVID Shots Still Hard to Find for Some Americans

Many are eager given the increasing numbers of cases nationwide

Americans have started rolling up their sleeves for the latest version of the COVID-19 vaccine, but weeks into the rollout some say they are still having difficulty finding appointments for themselves and their children.

Shot seekers also say they have been surprised by requests for upfront payments of $150 to $200 now that the U.S. government has handed off to private companies including vaccine makers, pharmacies and insurance plans to handle distribution, administration and payment coverage.

Many Americans have been eager to get vaccinated after COVID-19 cases picked up in much of the country in September.

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