Sens. Warner, Kaine announce more than $6.5M in federal funds in support of transportation to community vaccination centers

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Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, speaks to reporters about the shooting at Virginia Beach, Va., following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., listens at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (WFXR) – U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have announced that the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will receive $6,505,200 in federal funding from FEMA to deliver those with transportation needs wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine at a state-run Community Vaccination Center.

“We’re glad to see these federal dollars go towards helping Virginians who have transportation needs get vaccinated. As Virginians 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, we remain committed to expanding opportunities so that all eligible students, workers and residents can get their shots as soon as possible.”

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner & Tim Kaine

Both senators strongly supported the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan which included $7.5 billion in funding for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and public health departments to expand vaccine distribution and administration, and several billion dollars in additional funding for local community health centers and personnel to assist in administering vaccines.

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