The United States government has proposed a plan to provide once-a-year COVID-19 vaccinations to most Americans, beginning in 2021 and continuing until the pandemic is under control. Under the plan, the government would purchase vaccines from three manufacturers, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson, and distribute them to states and territories, which would then distribute them to people.
The plan would be funded by the $1.9 trillion relief package passed by Congress in March. In addition to providing the vaccines, the government would provide funding for states to increase access to vaccinations, including expanding sites and providing transportation for people who need it.
The plan would also provide funding for vaccine research and development, as well as funding for public health measures, such as contact tracing and testing.