How prepared are states to vaccinate the public against Covid-19? Learning from influenza and H1N1 vaccination programs

[…] The federal plan for delivering vaccine supply to the states has not been released publicly and may be modified by the incoming Biden administration.The CDC recently collected initial state plans for allocating and distributing new Covid-19 vaccines. For effective distribution, state and local health departments will need to track and coordinate with a wide mix of private medical providers and publicly funded clinics that serve different communities. Additionally, they must help finance vaccination for the more than 35 million people in the United States who remain uninsured – disproportionately individuals with low income or people of color. With the right federal, state, and private company support, high and equitable vaccination rates are possible – as childhood vaccination programs suggest.