Big Island Coronavirus Updates

DOH to Receive Federal Funds to Support COVID Vaccine Distribution

April 2, 2021, 11:25 AM HST
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The Hawai‘i Department of Health will receive $32,834,105 in new federal funding to support the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

These dollars can be used for a broad range of vaccine distribution efforts, including operating vaccination sites across the state, supporting staff and systems to coordinate and track vaccinations, and conducting community outreach to encourage vaccination, said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz.

“These federal funds will help us crush this virus and get shots into arms all across our state,” said Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “Vaccination is the light at the end of the tunnel of this pandemic, and this new money will help us get there even faster.”

This funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law on March 11, and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, which was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020.

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