ABSTRACT

COVID-19 Efforts to Increase Vaccine Availability and Perspectives on Initial Implementation, Report to Congressional Addressees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Providing the public with safe and effective vaccines to prevent COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 19] is crucial to mitigating the public health and economic impacts of the disease. The U.S. had almost 30 million reported cases and over 545,000 reported deaths as of March 27, 2021. The federal government took a critical step in December 2020 in authorizing the first two COVID-19 vaccines and beginning distribution of doses across the nation. The government had distributed about 180.6 million vaccine doses, and about 147.8 million doses had been administered, as of March 27, 2021, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. [...] GAO [Government Accountability Office] reviewed documents from the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services, transcripts of public briefings, data from CDC, and interviewed or received written responses from federal officials, vaccine company representatives, and select public health stakeholders. GAO incorporated technical comments from the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as appropriate."

Report Number:
GAO-21-443
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Date:
2021-04
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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