A nurse administers a second Covid-19 booster shot to a patient at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on Friday, April 1, 2022, in Hines, Illinois.
CNN  — 

The Senate has reached a bipartisan deal to provide an additional $10 billion in Covid-19 assistance, less than half of what the White House originally had requested.

It would allow the Biden administration to purchase more vaccines and therapeutics, as well as maintain testing capacity and research. But it does not include $5 billion in funding for global Covid-19 aid, nor would it replenish the program that pays for testing, treating and vaccinating the uninsured.

The deal would be paid for using unspent funds from the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which was enacted in March 2021.

However, it would not draw from money previously provided for state and local government assistance. That proposed offset prompted several House Democrats to torpedo a $15.6 billion Covid-19 aid package that was initially part of the full-year spending bill.