HHS announces $200 million from CDC to jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness

Sept. 25, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plans to provide $200 million to jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness, according to a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services.

With funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), the CDC will provide financial support to existing grantees through CDC’s immunization cooperative agreement. The CDC is awarding $200 million to 64 jurisdictions through the existing Immunizations and Vaccines for Children cooperative agreement. These funds, along with the previous support CDC has provided, will help states prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine.

CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, said the “CDC is working closely with these jurisdictions to refine and update vaccination plans in preparation for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine program.”

 All 64 jurisdictions will receive funding, with the amount each jurisdiction receives determined by a population-based formula.

A list detailing how the CDC has allocated federal funds is available online.          

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