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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.

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.

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

WASHINGTON – FEMA has provided nearly $364 million to 54,000 people for COVID-19 related funeral costs.
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After administering more than 10,000 vaccinations across 12 communities in Maine since its launch on April 12, the Maine Mobile Vaccination Unit (MVU) will end its mission Friday, June 18, 2021, in Old Orchard Beach.
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The federal COVID Vaccination Site in Pueblo has wrapped up operations after nine weeks of serving residents of Colorado.
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The second Connecticut Mobile Vaccination Unit, which went into service on May 7, has ended operations today, June 16. The unit concluded its eleven-city tour at the Bridgeport Department of Health, 752 East Main Street in Bridgeport today.
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CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 office in Chicago encourages everyone to mobilize during the National Month of Action and help get more people vaccinated by July 4th.
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When states began requesting federal support to advance the COVID-19 vaccination mission, FEMA was quick to respond, readily available to aid communities in need. In Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia received FEMA support at two mass vaccination clinics: The Center City Vaccination Center (CCVC), a Type 1 federal pilot Community Vaccination Center, and the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center (ECVC), a Type 2 pilot site in North Philadelphia.
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FEMA Corps team Gulf 4 launched their first service mission in Philadelphia on April 24, 2021 in support of the City’s Vaccination Mission.
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Central Point, Ore. – Over the last month, 22 FEMA Corps members have been supporting Oregon’s vaccination efforts at the Jackson County Vaccine Equity Center at the Expo.  

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The wind was howling outside as we huddled in different sections of the Mobile Vaccination Unit (MVU) attempting to keep warm and protected from the rain, sleet and snow that had draped over our site.
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GREENBELT, Md. – After providing more than 115,000 shots in arms, the team at the FEMA-run Greenbelt Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will offer its final vaccinations Tuesday, June 1.

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Last updated June 7, 2021