Mobile Vaccination Resources

The National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparednesspdf iconexternal icon calls on the U.S. government to mount a safe, effective, and comprehensive vaccination campaign that reaches people in all communities and includes strategies to vaccinate hard-to-reach and high-risk populations. However, traveling distance, limited access to medical providers or vaccine clinics, lack of public transportation, mobility issues, and work and family care schedules make it hard for some people to get vaccinated. Mobile vaccination is one way to reach them.

Mobile vaccination is an umbrella term to describe various initiatives to bring vaccination services closer to communities in need on a small scale. Mobile vaccination efforts are already occurring, and more are planned, to reach specific populations, including people who are underserved, high-risk groups, essential workers, and rural communities. These sites are coordinated by public health departments in indoor or outdoor settings, with support from local public health clinics, health care providers, pharmacies, community and faith-based organizations, employers, and private-sector vaccinators.

CDC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have developed materials to help jurisdictions set up mobile vaccination sites and expand their use as vaccine supply increases.

CDC Resources

Page last reviewed: August 24, 2021