Sanofi Gets $100 Million Contract from U.S. for Avian Flu Vaccine
September 16, 2005
by Jane Zhang
Wall Street Journal
Jeffrey Levi, senior policy adviser at the Trust for America's Health
, an advocacy group, said 20 million people represented only half the number recommended for coverage by a prominent vaccine advisory committee, and added that HHS hasn't asked for additional funding for further purchases for the next fiscal year.
"It's a step in the right direction, but a fraction of the investments the country is going to need to make to be fully prepared for a pandemic," he said. "The problem is that the administration has to ask for more money."
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