La. to receive $19.7M in federal funding for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 18:16:44-05

FEMA is awarding $19,687,594.72 in federal funding for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to assist in providing the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Thursday.

“Our state has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic," said Dr. Cassidy. This federal funding allows our hospitals to continue getting shots in arms and ensures Louisianans are on the road to a full recovery from the coronavirus.”

FEMA has committed to cover 100 percent of the federal cost share for expenses related to vaccine distribution.

To date, FEMA has obligated more than $3.16 billion to states to help administer the vaccine.

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