ASPR is actively restoring and strengthening capabilities depleted during the pandemic such as the
Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and securing the public health supply chain.
The SNS will be replenished to levels at or above pre-COVID-19 amounts to ensure ASPR is prepared for any subsequent wave of cases and to do so – to the extent possible – with domestically managed supplies and equipment.
It also is critical to address the root cause of why supply chains were strained in the first place. ASPR is working to ensure a safe and consistent public health supply chain for medical materials, ingredients, and supplies that are critical for any national response to public health emergencies.
ASPR is strengthening the industrial base to secure and develop domestic capacity, retool and expand industry machinery, scale production facilities, train workforces, and ultimately infuse the supply chain and marketplace with products the U.S. needs to contain further pandemic waves.