BPHC Bulletin: Expanding the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program

April 7, 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced today that all HRSA-funded health centers and Health Center Program look-alikes (LALs) will now be invited to participate in the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. These health centers will have the opportunity to join the program as soon as they are ready, increasing the total number of health centers that have been invited to 1,470 nationwide. Read more in this press release.

This expansion of the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program is part of President Biden’s commitment to ensuring that all of the nation’s underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 are equitably vaccinated. To date, 500 participating health centers have ordered more than 2.5 million doses for nearly 1,500 sites across the country