August 23, 2023
As the nation turns its attention to the fall vaccination campaign, the Biden administration announced a $1.4 billion investment in the next generation of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced funding for Project NextGen to support the development of new therapies to protect against COVID-19 for years to come. The announcement follows a recent uptrend in COVID-19 hospitalizations, while the overall spread of the virus remains low compared to previous levels.
“As the virus continues to evolve, we need new tools that keep pace with those changes,” Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell said in a statement.
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP will continue to monitor the latest COVID-19 public health developments and provide updates to members. Additional information about the new federal investment in COVID-19 treatments is available online. The federal COVID-19 data also is available.
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