Covid shots might cost Americans next year.
Due to a shortage of money, the US government plans to cease buying and administering Covid-19 injections in January,
forcing Americans to acquire vaccinations via insurance or pay out-of-pocket.
Dawn O'Connell, head of HHS's Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, convened a meeting of more than 100 drugmakers, state and local health departments,
health providers, and insurers on Tuesday to discuss the government's plans to transition sales of Covid vaccines and therapeutics to the commercial market.
Since the epidemic started, the US government and pharmaceutical corporations have contemplated commercialising Covid injections and medications.
"We've always planned to shift this work to the commercial sector," O'Connell wrote Tuesday. "Without new financing from Congress, the changeover schedule has accelerated in the previous six months."