A bill to conduct or support further comprehensive research for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2018
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 15, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
7 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Senators Markey and Klobuchar Applaud New Appropriation of Funding for Universal Flu Vaccine”
— Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Sponsor) on Sep 18, 2018
“Klobuchar, Markey, Senators Urge President Trump to Support Universal Flu Vaccine Legislation”
— Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN] (Co-sponsor) on May 14, 2018
“Blumenthal, Senators Urge President Trump to Support Universal Flu Vaccine Legislation”
— Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT] (Co-sponsor) on May 11, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 26, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 570 (116th).
S. 2438 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2438. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
How to cite this information.
We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:
GovTrack.us. (2021). S. 2438 — 115th Congress: Flu Vaccine Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s2438
“S. 2438 — 115th Congress: Flu Vaccine Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2018. October 20, 2021 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s2438>
Flu Vaccine Act, S. 2438, 115th Cong. (2018).
|title=S. 2438 (115th)
|accessdate=October 20, 2021
|author=115th Congress (2018)
|date=February 15, 2018
|quote=Flu Vaccine Act
Where is this information from?
GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.