Distributing a COVID-19 Vaccine Across the U.S. - A Look at Key Issues

Issue Brief
  1. These include: all 50 states and DC; 8 U.S. territories and freely associated Pacific states and five cities.

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  2. The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123), enacted March 6, specified that not less than $950 million “shall be provided for grants to or cooperative agreements with States, localities, territories, tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes, to carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities.” The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) ACT (P.L. 116-136), enacted March 27, specified that “not less than $1.5 billion for grants to or cooperative agreements with states, localities, territories, tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes, including to carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities.”

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