collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)
6 Months From Approved
The Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA) is requesting an expedited review from the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for two data collection tools
critical for vaccine distribution to health centers for the Health
Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. The Readiness Assessment – a
one-time tool to collect data on the readiness and interest of
HRSA-funded health centers preliminarily identified by CDC and HRSA
to receive a direct allocation of a limited supply of COVID-19
vaccines, and the weekly COVID-19 Data Collection Survey Tool with
an Addendum for health centers participating in the Program are
essential to help track vaccine needs and capacity for health
center sites, as well as evaluate program implementation.
Respondents are Health Centers and Health Center Look-Alikes who
are essential in meeting White House goals of equitable vaccine
distribution, given the special populations that they serve. HRSA
funds 1,400 health centers operating 13,000 services delivery sites
serving nearly 30 million people under the Health Center Program.
These respondents will play a critical role in ensuring the White
House goal to deliver 100 million vaccinations in the first 100
days of the new administration, with a focus on equity.
These data collection
tools were developed by HRSA to support implementation of the
Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program and improve HRSA’s ability
to provide resources and technical assistance to health centers and
strengthen the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These
data collection tools are essential for HRSA’s ability to assess:
(1) the readiness and interest of HRSA-funded health centers
preliminarily identified by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and HRSA to receive a direct allocation of a
limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines, and (2) progress in vaccine
administration and equitable access to vaccine.