Sign In
Search Icon
Menu Icon


The COVID-19 pandemic required unprecedented coordination and cooperation between the U.S. government and the pharmaceutical industry to bring vaccines to the public in record time. Less than a year after cases were first reported to the World Health Organization, vaccine was available for distribution and administration by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state, local, territorial, and ​​​tribal governments​. H-CORE continues to distribute adult and pediatric vaccines to more than 90,000 provider sites around the country. Since the first vaccine was approved, we have distributed more than 732 million doses across the country.

H-CORE also facilitated the U.S. government’s international vaccine donation program. In May 2021, President Biden pledged 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the global community to fight the pandemic. By July, along with its partners at the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the HHS team fulfilled the President’s mission. H-CORE continues to support and accelerate cross-agency efforts to vaccinate the world.

H-CORE is now planning for vaccine authorization for children under 6 and future vaccine needs.

By the Numbers

Delivery icon

Vaccine Doses

Vaccinated Adult icon

U.S. Adults Fully

Vaccine icon

Fully Vaccinated Americans



H-CORE: ​HHS Coordination Operations and Response Element​​