WASHINGTON -- FEMA and its federal partners have supported President Biden's Jan. 20 goal of administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccines -- 42 days ahead of the 100-day goal.
In the ongoing battle against this pandemic, FEMA continues working to speed up vaccinations by supporting states and interagency partners who continue standing up and supporting additional community vaccination centers daily. Next week, federal pilot community vaccination centers will open in Atlanta and Detroit.
FEMA remains committed to the equitable distribution of vaccines. Using data from CDC’s social vulnerability index and population data from the census, the agency continues working with state partners to locate community vaccination centers where they will be able to do the most good for the most vulnerable populations.
“At FEMA, we are committed to advancing access and equity in the vaccination program,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “This is our highest priority, as we celebrate this milestone and our goal of ensuring everyone who wants a vaccine gets one.”
Community vaccination centers are led by states, and each state determines its own vaccination priority groups and procedures. Centers may be supported by federal agencies, including FEMA.
As of March 18, FEMA has provided more than $4.39 billion for expenses related to COVID-19 vaccination at 100% federal cost share. These funds cover critical supplies, staffing, training and transportation needs that support increased vaccination efforts.
Visit FEMA.gov for information on FEMA’s vaccination support efforts.