CDC Awards Georgia $96 Million for Vaccines, Underserved Communities

Apr 6, 2021

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The AJC reported this morning that the CDC has awarded Georgia $96 million to expand access to coronavirus vaccines, especially in underserved communities.

Because the virus has disproportionately affected racial minorities, while those same groups often have higher barriers to accessing healthcare, three-fourths of the funding must go to specific efforts to “increase vaccine access, acceptance and uptake among racial and ethnic minority communities.”

Sixty percent of the funds must also support local health departments, community health centers and community-based organizations, the AJC reports.

The award is part of $3 billion in funding that the CDC is granting to 64 jurisdictions nationwide to bolster vaccination efforts.