States file their Covid-19 vaccine plans to CDC without plans to pay for them, state health officials say
States still have no idea how they're going to pay for coronavirus vaccine distribution, despite filing plans last week, state officials said Monday. Friday was the deadline for states to submit their plans to the US CDC, but they still don't have the needed federal money to help carry them out, officials said. … The CDC distributed $200 million to states for preparedness and planning, Blumenstock said, which "certainly would not be sufficient at all for a campaign of this magnitude and duration." The association has asked Congress for $8.4 billion to help states distribute and administer vaccines to people once they became available.