PREP Act Expansion, Stimulus To Aid Equitable Pandemic Response

By Maya Goldman / January 27, 2021 at 7:59 PM
HHS will amend the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act to allow recently retired or inactive doctors and nurses to administer COVID-19 vaccines, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients announced at the administration’s first COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday (Jan. 27), where officials stressed a need to remove barriers to vaccine access in under-resourced communities. The amendment to the PREP Act will also allow anyone licensed in their own state to administer vaccines in other states. The PREP Act...

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