FEMA's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update
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FEMA COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update (March 9, 2021)

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In alignment with President Biden's plan to respond to COVID-19 , FEMA will work with other federal agencies to coordinate with state, tribal and territorial authorities and private sector partners and others to assist, augment and expedite vaccinations in the United States.

Key Messages

  • As of March 8, FEMA has provided more than $4.27 billion to 38 states, Washington D.C., four tribes and five territories for expenses related to COVID-19 vaccination at 100% federal cost share. These funds cover critical supplies, staffing, training and transportation needs that support increased vaccination efforts.
  • FEMA is committed to the equitable distribution of vaccines. Using data from CDC's social vulnerability index, we work with our state partners to locate Community Vaccination Centers where they will be able to do the most good for the most vulnerable populations and ensure everyone who wants a vaccine gets one.
  • Yesterday, the White House announced a new initiative, “ Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 ” to encourage COVID-19 safety and vaccination among underserved populations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) will fund approximately 30 projects in urban and rural communities for two years. Applications for this initiative are due April 20.
  • FEMA is working to speed up vaccinations by supporting states as they open community vaccine centers across the country. Additionally, FEMA and its interagency partners continue to stand-up and supplement additional federally supported sites daily.
  • FEMA is working with state governments to open additional federal Community Vaccination Center pilot sites:
    • This week, one federal Community Vaccination Pilot site will open in Chicago, Illinois and one in Greensboro, North Carolina.
    • Within the next two weeks, federal Community Vaccination Pilot sites will open in Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Find out where, when and how to get a vaccine in your community and get more information from your local health department and a list of places where adults can get a vaccine . Visit FEMA.Gov for information on FEMA's vaccination support efforts .  
  • Please note that in the PDF Attachment, there is further information and data on Vaccine Distribution.

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