BPHC Bulletin: Expanding the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program

bphc health center program bulletin

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra announced today that all HRSA-funded health centers and Health Center Program look-alikes (LALs) will now be invited to participate in the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. These health centers will have the opportunity to join the program as soon as they are ready, increasing the total number of health centers that have been invited to 1,470 nationwide. Read more in this press release.

This expansion of the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program is part of President Biden’s commitment to ensuring that all of the nation’s underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 are equitably vaccinated. To date, 500 participating health centers have ordered more than 2.5 million doses for nearly 1,500 sites across the country.

If your health center had not been invited previously:

We emailed your Project Director yesterday to invite you (subject line: “BPHC Bulletin: Invitation to the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program”). The email includes instructions on how to participate.

The most important first step is to identify two individuals from your health center who will serve as the main points of contact (POCs) for this program and have them complete self-registration for access to the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program Online Community (VPC) as soon as possible.

Submit questions to Health Center Program Support. Select “Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program”—the fourth option on the “Health Center Program Questions” screen. Then select “COVID-19 Vaccine Program General Inquiry.” You can also call Health Center Program Support at 877-464-4772, option 2, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday (except federal holidays).