New York State Getting $466 Million For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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WASHINGTON – New York State will be getting more money to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) announced the news following a call with President Biden’s pick to be the White House coronavirus coordinator.

The Senator says $466,800,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be allocated to the state.

He says the federal funds are important for the safe and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Specifically, this funding covers the costs of supplies required for storing, handling, distributing, transporting, and administering COVID-19 vaccines.

Additionally, the funding supports vaccine transportation such as refrigerated trucks and transport security, medical and support staff, onsite infection control measures, PPE for staff and face masks for patients, temperature scanners, physical barriers and disinfection services for vaccine distribution facilities.


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