States Are Getting Ready to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines. What Do Their Plans Tell Us So Far?

Issue Brief
  1. While jurisdictions were asked to reach out to tribal nations within their respective areas for involvement in planning efforts, tribal nations have sovereign authority to provide for the health and welfare of their populations. This authority includes decisions around access to and distribution of the vaccine as well as establishing priority groups to receive the vaccine. We did not review state plans to assess their reported coordination efforts with tribal nations, including for outreach to tribal populations.

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