FEMA Region 3 has deployed an Incident Management Assistance Team – Advance (IMAT-A) team to support vaccine efforts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Coordinating with their federal partners, the CDC, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Defense, the IMAT-A provides direct support to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This includes Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Department of Health as they coordinate the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort.
Working on-site and virtually with VDEM the IMAT-A brings planning, operations and logistical support to the commonwealth.
“FEMA is working collaboratively with the commonwealth to provide funding opportunities that will allow the state to execute the vaccination mission,” said Janice Barlow, acting regional administrator for FEMA Region 3.
“This cooperative effort has led to more than 890,000 people in Virginia being administered the vaccine and over $3 million being obligated to the commonwealth in support of vaccination efforts,” added Barlow.
This mission is federally supported, state managed and locally executed.