See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

White House Announces $10 Billion More to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

About $6 billion will go to community health centers to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing for high-risk populations

glass bottles of vaccine liquid with pink and blue caps

THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Another $10 billion in funding to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in low-income, minority, and rural areas across the United States was announced Thursday by the Biden administration.

About $6 billion will go to community health centers to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, and other preventive health measures for high-risk populations, the Associated Press reported. There will be $3 billion to boost "vaccine confidence" in 64 jurisdictions. That funding is available to rural, faith-based organizations and food assistance and housing nonprofit groups to do door-to-door outreach and education to encourage eligible people in low-income areas to make appointments for COVID-19 shots.

Some of that $3 billion will also be used by dialysis clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to clients and staff, the AP reported. There will be about $300 million for community health worker services to support COVID-19 prevention and control and another $32 million for training, technical assistance, and evaluation, according to the White House.

The $10 billion in funding was announced Thursday and is part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package passed earlier this month, the AP reported.

Associated Press Article

Physician's Briefing


HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.