PRESIDENT'S BUDGET REQUEST
The Biden Administration’s FY 2022 budget, released May 27, 2021, included a nearly $100 million increase for the 317 program over the FY 2021 enacted level. The nearly $714 million dedicated to the 317 program will support ongoing efforts to sustain high vaccination coverage rates and develop the scientific evidence that informs vaccine policy and practices, preventing death and disability. The funds will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detect and respond to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and address vaccine hesitancy. The budget also outlines approximately $5.1 billion in mandatory funding for the Vaccines for Children program to ensure all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule and $25 million to support the implementation of influenza planning and response activities outlined in the 2020-2030 National Influenza Vaccination Modernization Strategy. These activities include expanding vaccine effectiveness evaluation, enhancing virus characterization, expanding vaccine virus development for use by industry, increasing genomic testing of influenza viruses, and increasing influenza vaccine use.