ALEXANDRIA, VA-Earlier today, Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $4,387,500 in federal funding from FEMA to the Virginia Department of Health to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Virginia.
“As more Americans receive one of the three COVID-19 vaccines, the supply of available vaccines still can’t meet the demand,” reads a joint statement. “We are glad to announce that this funding will provide increased support to distribute vaccines equitably throughout the Commonwealth, and we remain committed to ensuring that every Virginian has access to the vaccine as quickly as possible.”
The American Rescue Plan included $7.5 billion to the CDC for COVID–19 vaccine distribution and administration, including support for state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments.