On September 16, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) along with the Department of Defense (DOD) released multiple documents outlining the Trump Administration’s strategy for delivering and administering a COVID-19 vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible once one is approved. The documents released include a press release, an Operation Warp Speed strategic overview, and CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations.
The Playbook contains information for states, territories, and local public health and their partners to plan for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. It covers many areas of vaccination program planning to ensure a comprehensive plan can be developed and implemented.
NACCHO has reviewed the Playbook and pulled out the key messages that are particularly relevant for local health departments from each section and compiled them into a digest. To view the key messages, checkout NACCHO’s High-Level Notes for CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations.