ASTHO and AIM Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting Funds for COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution and Seasonal Influenza

On behalf of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) we are writing to request at least $8.4 billion for COVID-19 vaccination distribution plus an additional $500 million for seasonal influenza operations in the next emergency supplemental funding package. These funds are urgently needed to expand and strengthen federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal capacity for a timely, comprehensive, and equitable vaccine distribution campaign. It is important to note this funding request is updated from our estimate provided earlier this summer to reflect emerging information from the vaccine clinical trials, current public health agency priorities, and the need to bolster public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

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