BARDA: Recent 'universal' flu vaccine proposals fell short

July 25, 2015
by Robert Roos

On budget matters, Robinson noted that BARDA's fiscal 2015 budget request for pandemic flu was $168 million, but only $72 million was provided. For 2016, which begins in October, the request is again for $168 million, but the agency may again be shortchanged. Bills in the House and Senate would keep the funding flat at $72 million, according to analysts with the Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit public health advocacy group.

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