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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.

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Find vaccine updates in your community and more information from your local health department to confirm if you can get a vaccine. You can find a list of places where adults can get a vaccine.

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.

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

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 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

FEMA continues taking action to support President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s battle against COVID-19.  Since Jan. 20, FEMA has obligated more than $3.97 billion towards the vaccination efforts, establishing or expanding more than 440 community vaccination centers nationwide and providing critical support in the form of personnel, supplies and funding.
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PHILADELPHIA – The COVID-19 virus has taken the entire nation into unprecedented territory.

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PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region 3 has obligated more than $179 million to Virginia through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) an

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REGION 1 – The State of Rhode Island received a grant totaling more than $64 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for costs associated with COVID-19 vaccine

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PHILADELPHIA – Marylanders in and around Charles County will soon have a community vaccination center in Waldorf where they can receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

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FEMA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Health and Human Services (HHS), the City of Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, have partnered to open a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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The opening of the COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Dover International Speedway has been delayed by one day due to inclement weather in other parts of the country. This weather is affecting travel for federal personnel over the next several days.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region 3 has obligated more than $151 million to Pennsylvania to aid vaccine distribution to combat COVID-19.
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Even as FEMA continues supporting vaccination distribution efforts, the agency maintains its mission readiness in supporting a variety of disasters, including recent snowstorms.
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Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton attended the opening of the first Community Vaccination Center in California yesterday—at California State University in Los Angeles, as another pilot Community Vaccination Center also opened yesterday in Oakland, California.
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Last updated February 26, 2021