The following is an excerpt from Becker's Healthcare - Hospital CFO Report.
"Right now, we don't have enough money for fourth doses, if they're called for," Jeff Zients, White House Covid-19 response coordinator, said on a forthcoming episode of the podcast "In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt" that was recorded March 21 and shared with the Post. "We don't have the funding, if we were to need a variant-specific vaccine in the future."
The officials said they can't place advance orders for additional vaccines for those in other age groups unless lawmakers pass a stalled $15 billion funding package.
The FDA is due to meet April 6 to discuss the country's Covid-19 booster shot strategy, including the timing of boosters for the coming months and when the shots should be updated to target specific variants. (continued)
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