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$44 Million Vaccine System From CDC Gets Few Takers Among States

  • Only nine states using Deloitte system to manage vaccinations
  • Virginia transitioning out, Connecticut seeking alternatives
   
Photographer: Eddie Seal/Bloomberg

A $44 million software system supplied for free to states by the U.S. government to help track Covid-19 vaccinations is only being used by nine states, with Virginia transitioning out and Connecticut exploring alternatives.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contracted with Deloitte & Touche LLP for the system last spring. Called VAMS, short for Vaccine Administration Management System, it was billed by the CDC as an “easy-to-use, secure, online tool to manage vaccine administration from the time the vaccine arrives at a clinic to when it is administered to a recipient.”