- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsIntroducedFebruary 15th, 2018
- senate Committees
The U.S. needs to lead the way in researching a better flu vaccine, and this bill would provide the funding needed to develop a vaccine that could be administered once or twice while offering a lifetime of protection.
There is a lot more research that needs to be done before a universal flu vaccine is available and $1 billion may not be enough. Alternatively, the government should allow the private sector to lead the vaccine development.