Hawaii To Receive Nearly $800,000 For COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

Hawaii will receive $797,942 for funding COVID-19 vaccine preparedness, according to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz’s Oct. 5 announcement. The Department of Health will use the funding to develop vaccine distribution plans, administration and providers.

“Once a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine is available, Hawai‘i must be prepared to successfully distribute it to families across our state,” said Senator Schatz. 

“These federal funds will ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to quickly and widely administer the vaccine.”  

In July, 28 Senators called for Congress to provide at least $5.6 billion to develop and support COVID-19 vaccine infrastructure.

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