Trump Admin Launches Vax Distribution Pilot Program

Roll Call reports:

After months of remaining vague about its plans to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, the Trump administration is quietly piloting distribution working groups, CQ Roll Call has learned. The plan, which is not yet public, was confirmed by four state health departments.

Federal officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pentagon and the administration’s Operation Warp Speed initiative plan to conduct site visits and develop “model approaches” for other states based on what they learn.

The states involved include California, Florida, North Dakota and Minnesota. Molly Howell, immunization program manager with the North Dakota Department of Health, confirmed that the state is one of the sites.