HHS, HUD Partner to Increase Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
This week, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge announced a joint agency effort to increase access to COVID-19 prevention and treatment services, including testing and vaccinations, among disproportionately affected communities, including among HUD-assisted households and persons experiencing homelessness.
Under the announcement, the program will leverage the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program which currently provides a direct supply of vaccines to nearly 800 health centers throughout the country. HHS and HUD expect the joint effort will reach over 6,000 multifamily housing properties, 6,700 homeless shelters, and approximately 7,500 public housing properties across the country.
Additional information on the joint agency effort is available here.