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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 14: Members of the Nevada National Guard get a check-in table ready on the first day of Clark County's pilot COVID-19 vaccination program at Cashman Center on January 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The county hopes to start by giving about 1,000 doses of the vaccine a day to public safety and critical infrastructure workers during the trial run and eventually open it up to the public, providing 2,000-2,5000 vaccinations daily. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

As the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines widens in the U.S., varying eligibility rules and unequal access to the coveted doses are sometimes breeding feelings of guilt, envy and judgment. That’s particularly when the seemingly young and healthy are sharing that they got their shots. The second-guessing is being fueled by reports of line skippers. Nancy Berlinger, a bioethicist with the Hastings Center, says envy and moral judgments about who deserves to be prioritized are understandable and could reflect anxieties about being able to get vaccines for ourselves or our loved ones. But she notes reasons for eligibility aren’t always obvious.