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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

April 9, 2021

CDC Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

On April 6, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that over $3 billion in funding has been granted to bolster broad-based vaccine distribution, access, and administration efforts. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. At least 75% of the total funding will focus on specific programs and initiatives intended to increase vaccine access, acceptance, and uptake among racial and ethnic minority communities. At least 60% of the total funding will go to support local health departments, community-based organizations, and community health centers.

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