IHS Releases COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Draft Plan, Invitation to Comment – Deadline 10/21/20

In September, the United States Department of Health and Human Services initiated Tribal consultation to seek input from Tribal leaders on COVID-19 vaccine planning for Indian Country. The Indian Health Service (IHS) issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter (DTLL) to request input through Wednesday, October 21, on the Indian Health Service (IHS) COVID‑19 Pandemic Vaccine Draft Plan.

IHS developed and will continue to tailor the plan based on available information and Tribal leader input. Specifically, IHS will continue to assess, respond, and adapt federal guidance as new information becomes available regarding vaccine developments, vaccine storage requirements, risk groups, and recommendations prioritized by researchers and guidance bodies.

Tribal programs may submit written comments on the Draft Plan to [email protected] – SUBJECT LINE: IHS COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Draft Plan. The deadline for written comments on this Tribal Consultation is Wednesday, October 21, 2020.