HHS Awards Funding for Next-Generation COVID-19 Vaccines

Officials say constantly mutating virus requires constantly updated vaccines.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an additional $1.4 billion to medical researchers through Project NextGen, a $5 billion initiative that provides federal funding to continue vaccine development for the COVID-19 virus. Researchers regularly update vaccines to match new viral strains, and the COVID-19 virus mutates rapidly.

“Project NextGen is a key part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to keeping people safe from COVID-19 variants,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “These awards are a catalyst for the program – kickstarting efforts to more quickly develop vaccines and continue to ensure availability of effective treatments.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Becerra to seek God’s direction as he leads the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • For HHS officials as they update the coronavirus vaccine to try to match mutated strains.

Sources: Reuters, Department of Health and Human Services


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