On Tuesday, Dec. 21, Congress released the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Omnibus Appropriations bill. Within the omnibus, the subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) included $197 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion over FY20. The bill provides a total of $97 billion for HHS, an increase of $2.1 billion above the FY 2020 enacted level, and a total of $7.9 billion for CDC, an increase of $125 million above the FY 2020 enacted level. This includes $856 million in transfers from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. 

The below language was included for the 317 Immunization Program:

 

IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES The agreement provides a total of $821,005,000 for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, which includes $448,805,000 in discretionary appropriations and $372,200,000 in transfers from the PPH Fund. Within this total, the agreement includes the following amounts:

 

Section 317 Immunization Program: $613,647,000

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: $6,000,000

Influenza Planning and Response: $201,358,000 Influenza Planning and Response.

 

The agreement includes an increase to enhance CDC's influenza activities.

 

The Labor-HHS report is here, and the bill text is here. A link to all sections in the FY 2021 omnibus appropriations bill is here.

Click here to view the vaccine infrastructure letter from Sen. Reed's office. 

Click here to view the final FY2021 317 Coalition Conference Letter. 

View the most recent CDC Report to Congress on the 317 Program here

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