How You Can Get Vaccinated
FEMA Support for Distribution
Ensuring Equitable Access
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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.
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
- CDC Coronavirus Response
- U.S. Government Response | USA.gov
- Department of Homeland Security Coronavirus Response
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
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:
Leasing facilities or equipment to administer and store the vaccine.
Staffing and training support.
Providing personal protective equipment and other administrative supplies.
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.
Learn more about how FEMA is helping governments with their vaccine distribution efforts through reimbursements for associated costs.
Supporting and Establishing Vaccine Centers
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.
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
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.
- Civil Rights COVID-19 Vaccine Checklist
- Civil Rights Data Collection
- Ensuring Civil Rights During the COVID-19 Response (Spanish)
- Helping People Best Practices
- Health Systems
- COVID-19 Patient Education
- Long Term Care Facility
- Employers of essential workers
- Community-based Organizations
- Engaging Community-Based Organizations