FEMA is committed to ensuring every person who wants a vaccine can get one. We are supporting state, tribes and territories by providing equipment, funding and personnel to vaccination centers.
Ensuring Equity in Our Vaccine Distribution Support
Types of Vaccination Centers
We are providing support to established community vaccination centers to expand access to vaccines.
Vaccination centers are established by state, local, tribal or territorial partners and may receive any combination of federal equipment, funding and personnel. These locations may vary in size and number of vaccinations they can administer in a day.
Type 1: Approximately 6,000 vaccinations a day.
Type 2: Approximately 3,000 vaccinations a day
Type 3: Approximately 1,000 vaccinations a day
Type 4: Approximately 250 vaccinations a day
Type 5 - Mobile Vaccination Centers
Approximately 250 vaccinations a day
FEMA and our partners are working to provide walk-up, drive-through and mobile vaccination centers. The size and location of these centers will be decided by state, local, tribal and territorial governments. These centers will be able to help get vaccines to hard to reach areas.
Community Vaccination Center Pilot
FEMA is also partnering with state governments to launch a small number of pilot community vaccination centers.
The sites FEMA is piloting are selected based on data analysis including the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index and other Census data as well as input from our state and local partners. Vaccines for these centers are provided to the states above and beyond the regular allocations. The additional vaccines are made possible through increases in production and availability. We are working to do the most good, for the most vulnerable populations, with no impact to the current allocations of vaccines to the states.
Community Vaccination Centers Playbook
This playbook establishes guidance for providing federal support to state, tribal and territorial Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs). This may include interagency coordination, resource support, facility setup, and other requirements.
Federal Support Elements
Federally supported vaccine sites could include a combination of:
Includes federal funding for materiel, facilities, staffing, etc. to support the vaccine site.
Does not include the cost of vaccines and/or ancillary kits for vaccination beyond what has already been allocated.
Federal deployment of personnel or contractors, either in clinical or non-clinical roles.
National Guard troops are counted as federal support where orders were modified after Jan. 20, 2021 and increased the personnel supporting a vaccination site.
Includes tangible property, such as durable medical equipment or consumable supplies, mobile vaccination capabilities, and/or real property provided by the federal government, other than vaccines or vaccine kits.