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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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Enrollment:

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

Technical Assistance:

Contact

For questions related to the RHC COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Program: RHCVaxDistribution@hrsa.gov.

Date Last Reviewed:  December 2021