Warner, Kaine announce $38.5M heading to Virginia for COVID-19 vaccine efforts
Nearly $40 million in federal aid is heading to the Commonwealth to support efforts to vaccinate Virginians.
Sen. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner in a joint announcement Wednesday, released that the funding is split into two grants from FEMA to the Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management, one at $1,814,688.83 to pay for staff to administer the vaccine, and the other at $36,750,003.75 to establish mobile vaccine sites across the state.
“Getting shots into arms is what will end this pandemic,” said the Senators. “That is why we’re glad to see these federal dollars will provide support for vaccination efforts throughout the Commonwealth, and we remain committed to ensuring that every Virginian has the opportunity to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
Both senators also voted in favor of the American Rescue Plan which included $20 billion for administering and distribution improvements for vaccines across the country.