Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (RHCVD) Program

RHCVD Program Summary

The Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Distribution Program (RHCVD) distributes COVID-19 vaccines directly to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in rural communities.

The RHCVD Program aims to improve COVID-19 vaccine access and vaccination rates to medically underserved rural communities.

Working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HRSA invites all Medicare-certified RHCs to join the RHCVD Program to directly receive federal vaccine allocations separate from jurisdictions' weekly allocations.


  • Medicare-certified Rural Health Clinics and organizations that own and operate Medicare-certified Rural Health Clinics. 
  • All RHCs must have active CMS Certification Numbers (CCNs) and be listed in the CMS Survey & Certification's Quality, Certification and Oversight Reports (QCOR). 
  • To verify your eligibility, visit the CMS Quality, Certification and Oversight Reports (QCOR) website. On the site, you can verify that your provider type is listed as an RHC.


HRSA will enroll RHCs in the program as they meet eligibility requirements.

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Date Last Reviewed:  December 2021