ASPR Has A ‘Head Start’ On Avian Flu Vaccines, O’Connell Says

By Maaisha Osman / April 17, 2024 at 12:23 PM
HHS says it is prepared to combat a potential outbreak of avian influenza, along with other types of flu, due to its prior flu-focused investments, but industry experts say vaccine reserves should keep pace with innovation by including newly approved medical countermeasures. HHS Assistant Secretary for Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Dawn O’Connell said at an event Wednesday (April 10) at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security that the agency is well-equipped to get a “head start” on...

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