As key administrators of the local health and human services safety net, counties will play an integral role in the planning and eventual distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. Alongside the 900 county supported hospitals and 824 county owned and supported long-term care facilities, counties support the majority of America’s 2,800 local health departments, who have extensive knowledge and expertise in mass immunization programs. However, according to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) while the majority of local health departments (71%) are prepared to give COVID vaccines, they will need additional resources to do so. Join NACo for a webinar to hear from county leaders about how they are using CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars to support local public health entities in preparation for the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Peter Beilenson, Public Health Director, Sacramento County, CA
Crystal La Tour Rambaud, Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Manager for the Pima County Health Department, Pima County AZ