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HHS Regional Tribal Consultation and IHS Urban Confer – COVID-19 Vaccination Planning - HHS Region 9

October 1 , 2020


The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the IHS, initiated tribal consultation to seek input from tribal leaders on COVID-19 vaccination planning for Indian Country.  This consultation complements the state planning process that began last week with the publication of the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations.  This playbook guides Immunization Program awardees in planning and operationalizing their COVID-19 vaccination response. Additional information on the strategy for vaccine distribution can be found here. Tribal leaders will have opportunities to ask questions and provide recommendations on COVID-19 vaccine planning for Indian country in a series of regional conference calls:

October 1, 2020; 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM ET: HHS Region 9

Dial-In: (415) 527-5035; Passcode: 199 650 2728


Conference Call

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith