Bloomberg Law
March 25, 2022, 5:46 PM

Fourth Covid Shot Projected to Cost Up to $9.4 Billion for Biden

Celine Castronuovo
Celine Castronuovo

The Biden administration would need to secure as much as $9.4 billion more in funding to offer enough second round Covid-19 boosters to all eligible Americans, if those shots are deemed necessary, according to new estimates published Friday.

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s analysis quantifies what the U.S. government would have to spend should top health officials determine that fourth shots are needed for even a segment of the U.S. population. President Joe Biden has ramped up warnings of limited funding for future vaccine doses, pushing Democrats on Capitol Hill to negotiate with Republicans on a potential new Covid-19 relief bill. ...