Amata Welcomes Children’s Immunization Grant for American Samoa

June 19, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.

The discretionary grant of $588,815 was awarded to the American Samoa Department of Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is an agency within HHS. This grant provides federal funding for immunization and vaccines for children.

Congresswoman Aumua and Director Motusa Nua
Congresswoman Aumua and Director Motusa Nua

“This grant will bring much needed aid for our local efforts to immunize and vaccinate our children from potentially harmful diseases,” said Aumua Amata. “Furthermore, this federal grant, and others like it, provide us with more resources to protect the territory’s most important assets- our children. Thanks to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield, and Director Motusa Tuileuma Nua for their leadership on this issue.”