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.