FEMA Advisory: FEMA’s Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Source: National League of Cities

FEMA Information on Vaccine Distribution

Yucel Ors (ors@nlc.org), NLC’s lobbyist on public safety issues, shares the helpful information below and attached on FEMA efforts to accelerate vaccine distribution.

How Public-Private Partnerships Aid COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 vaccine distribution is a top priority for cities and local governments in 2021. Local leaders are working diligently – in coordination with state and county governments, health systems and service providers – to build trust in the science behind the vaccine and ensure that the vaccine is distributed rapidly, safely and equitably.

Join Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome of Baton Rouge, LA and NLC Corporate Partners from Walgreens and CVS for a discussion on how local leaders and private vaccine distributors such as CVS and Walgreens can work together on this critical effort.

Time and Date | Wednesday, February 17 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Speakers | Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge, LA; Rina Shah, Group Vice President of Specialty and Retail Pharmacy Operations at Walgreens; Dr. Sree Chaguturu, SVP and Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health; and Moderator Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities

You can learn more and register for the webinar by visiting: www.nlc.org/events/…

This webinar is open to state league staff and all local leaders. A recording and follow up information will be distributed to all registrants so please register if interested, even if not available to participate live.

Building Trust Around COVID-19 Vaccinations

For those that registered for this February 1 webinar with Mayor Elorza of Providence, RI and Mayor Gorton of Lexington, KY, and our moderator and well-respected public health thought leader John Auerbach, you should have received the recording already. The recording is also available here for those who may not have received: service.ringcentral.com/recording/play/….

Resource: How Local Leaders Can Support Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

On January 15, NLC CEO Clarence Anthony and Dr. Oscar Alleyne, Chief of Programs & Services at the National Association of County & City Health Officials, spoke in a conversation and Q&A about the role of local leaders in vaccine distribution.

This event kicked off NLC’s ongoing conversations with mayors and local elected officials about supporting their communities and ensuring equity in COVID vaccinations.

You can view a recording of this conversation and access the associated presentation by visiting: www.nlc.org/resource/….

National Academies Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) Resource

For your information, the most recent rapid expert consultation from the Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN). Strategies for Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines, released last week, provides public engagement and communication strategies that can be implemented at the national, state, and local levels to change patterns of interaction with the public, address hesitancy about COVID-19 vaccines, and build trust. The key strategies can be accessed through an interactive web summary.