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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

Angie SzumlinskiHealth, News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) today released two documents outlining the Trump Administration’s detailed strategy to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses to the American people as quickly and reliably as possible.

The documents, developed by HHS in coordination with the DoD and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provide a strategic distribution overview along with an interim playbook for state, tribal, territorial, and local public health programs and their partners on how to plan and operationalize a vaccination response to COVID-19 within their respective jurisdictions.

“CDC is drawing on its years of planning and cooperation with state and local public health partners to ensure a safe, effective and life-saving COVID-19 vaccine is ready to be distributed following FDA approval,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield. “Through the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, CDC will play a vital role in deciding, based on input from experts and stakeholders, how initial, limited vaccine doses will be allocated and distributed while reliably producing more than 100 million doses by January 2021.”

To access the recently released documents regarding vaccine distribution from HHS and the CDC, please check out the links below.

Stay well, stay safe and stay tuned!

The Operation Warp Speed Strategy for Distributing a COVID-19 Vaccine – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention