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CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Meeting

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2010
Contact: CDC Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

WHAT

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

WHEN

Wednesday and Thursday, June 23-24, 2010 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET

WHERE

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19)
For directions to CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/about/resources/visitGuide.htm#direction.

BACKGROUND

An agenda for the meeting can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/downloads/agenda-jun10.pdf.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) consists of 15 experts in fields associated with immunization who have been selected by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Committee develops written recommendations for the routine administration of vaccines to children and adults in the civilian population; recommendations include age for vaccine administration number of doses and dosing interval, and precautions and contraindications.

WEBCAST

If you are not able to attend in person, the meeting will be webcast. Instructions for the webcast can be accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/downloads/internet-access-instruc.pdf.

Special Note – reporters who wish to attend the meeting in person must RSVP to Tom Skinner in CDC's Division of News and Electronic Media (tskinner@cdc.gov) by COB on Monday, June 21st. Space is limited and only those reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed working space during the meeting.

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