Vaccine Support

We continue to support the White House COVID-19 Response Plan by working with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partners to assist, augment and expedite vaccinations in the United States.
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How You Can Get Vaccinated

FEMA Support for Distribution

Ensuring Equitable Access

News & Information

How You Can Get Vaccinated

The CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.

CDC’s recommendations are based on those of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent panel of medical and health experts.

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vaccine.gov | Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you

Find vaccine updates in your community and more information from your local health department to confirm if you can get a vaccine.

Visit Vaccine.gov to find your nearest vaccination center.

More ways to find your nearest location

  • Text your zip code to 438829 (GETVAX) in English or 822862 (VACUNA) in Spanish
  • Call 1-800-232-0233 for assistance in English, Spanish, and 150+ other languages

Additional Resources

FEMA Support for Vaccine Distribution

FEMA is supporting vaccination sites by providing expedited financial assistance, providing federal equipment and supplies, and deploying federal personnel to states, tribes, territories, and other eligible applicants for vaccination efforts.

Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update May 14, 2021

If you are an individual or a business looking to support the COVID-19 vaccine efforts, there are many different ways to help.

Learn How to Help

Accelerate Vaccine Efforts

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More healthcare personnel is needed to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Sign up to administer the vaccine in your community.

FEMA will reimburse state, local, tribal and territorial governments and the District of Columbia for the use of their National Guard to respond to COVID-19 at a 100% cost share until Sept. 30, 2021.

We will expedite reimbursement for eligible emergency work projects as appropriate and consistent with applicable law. Such assistance may include but is not limited to:

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Leasing facilities or equipment to administer and store the vaccine.

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Staffing and training support.

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Providing personal protective equipment and other administrative supplies.

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Using technology to register and track vaccine administration.

Identify and Fill Resource Gaps

We are working with HHS and other federal agencies to ensure a coordinated approach to using Defense Production Act authorities wherever necessary so private sector companies can increase vaccine supply and spur vaccine manufacturing.

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Learn more about how FEMA is helping governments with their vaccine distribution efforts through reimbursements for associated costs.

FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Planning FAQ

Supporting and Establishing Vaccine Centers

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We are coordinating through our National Response Coordination Center and 10 regional offices across the nation to support regions, territories and tribes with:

  • Establishing vaccination locations.
  • Establishing new community vaccination centers.
  • Supporting National Guard operations to expand access to vaccines.

Read our Community Vaccination Centers Playbook.

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Ensuring Equitable Vaccine Access

FEMA is committed to ensuring every person who wants a vaccine can get one. We are supporting states, tribes and territories by providing equipment, funding and personnel to vaccination centers.

FEMA established a Civil Rights Advisory Group to help ensure equity in the allocation of scarce resources, including any additional future allocations of vaccine. The group includes members from FEMA program offices, and other federal agencies:

  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • HHS, Administration for Community Living
  • HHS, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
  • Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Ensuring Civil Rights in Multiple Disasters During COVID-19

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Ensuring Equity in Our Vaccine Distribution Support

How is the White House Supporting?

To address and prevent COVID-19 health inequities and ensure an equitable response to the pandemic, the Biden-Harris administration announced the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

News and Information

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided more than $4 billion to Region 3 states and the District of Columbia for costs related to saving lives and protecting the public from COVID-19. In addition to Washington, DC, Region 3 includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Funds were distributed among local partners, state partners, school districts, other public entities, and certain private nonprofits.
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With obligations last week to two Charleston healthcare systems, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) financial assistance has reached $100 million for the State of West Virginia in its ongoing fight against COVID-19.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to help people. In doing so, FEMA Region 3 has marked an important milestone in its COVID-19 operation: funeral assistance funds provided to families of applicants have topped $208 million.
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FEMA announced it has provided over $2 billion in COVID-19 funeral assistance to support more than 300,000 applicants grappling with the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently deployed staff and a Mobile Vaccination Unit, a self-contained vaccination center on wheels, and staff to support the City of Philadelphia’s pandemic fight.
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced Tuesday that funding to support all eligible COVID-19 work will continue at a 100% federal cost share through April 1, 2022.
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BOTHELL, Wash. – A partnership between the King County Library System (KCLS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) improves community access to the technology and resources needed to register for FEMA Funeral Assistance. This collaboration between KCLS and FEMA connects people with free community resources and expertise at libraries throughout King County (outside the city of Seattle).
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WASHINGTON -- Beginning Oct. 1, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will begin to offer more equitable and risk informed rates.
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WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell traveled to Miami earlier this week to visit the National Hurricane Center (NHC), where she met with Director Ken Graham and the NHC team to discuss hurricane preparedness and safety, as the nation enters the peak months of the 2021 hurricane season.
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FEMA has amended the agency’s COVID-19 funeral assistance policy to assist with COVID-19 related fatalities that occurred in the early months of the pandemic. This policy change will allow applicants to submit a statement or letter from the death certificate’s certifying official, medical examiner, or coroner that attributes the death to COVID-19 fatalities that occurred between Jan. 20 and May 16, 2020.
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Last updated December 21, 2022