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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

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.

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.

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 5, 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.

Learn More

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.

News and Information

Funding under FEMA Public Assistance program includes community engagement and information dissemination to promote vaccination availability, scheduling, and accessibility, as well as reimbursement for activities to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines. This funding is eligible under current FEMA policies and is available to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and eligible private and non-profit medical facilities carrying out vaccination administration activities.
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ATLANTA - More than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at Community Vaccination Centers in Southeastern states since the first site opened March 3.

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FEMA is accepting applications for funeral assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. As of Monday, May 10, the agency has received nearly 174,000 applications, approved more than 2,200 of those applications and distributed more than $15.5 million.
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Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), a non-profit organization that organizes values-based education programs and community outreach projects nationwide, has deployed a volunteer response team to support the City of Philadelphia, FEMA, and other government partners at the Center City Vaccination Center (CCVC). This site is equipped to deliver up to 6,000 doses of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine each day. It is the second federally supported community vaccination center in the nation to benefit from HSS’s assistance.
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FEMA is accepting applications for funeral assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. As of Friday, May 7, the agency has received more than 171,000 applications and distributed more than $11.1 million.
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Central Point, Ore. – A mobile vaccination unit that can administer up to 250 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine per day is operating throughout Jackson County, Oregon.

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Maryland residents have until May 11 to get their first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at the Greenbelt Community Vaccination Center. Second doses are also currently offered at the center. Staff will assist individuals to register for both first and second vaccinations.
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), a non-profit organization that organizes values-based education programs and community outreach projects nationwide, has deployed

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Norfolk, Virginia — As vaccination opportunities expand in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the FEMA-supported Military Circle Mall Community Vaccination Center, in partnership with V

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Last updated May 6, 2021