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CDC Flu Preparedness Funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an award of $140 million in additional funding to help prepare for this year’s flu season, which could also come at the same time as a second wave of COVID-19 infections. This additional funding (see the funding chart) is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and is to be used towards staffing, as well as increasing awareness of the flu vaccine. Additionally, the funding aims to expand access for those who do not have health insurance and those who are at a higher risk of having complications from the flu and are part of the high-risk population.