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For Immediate Release: June 14, 2012
Contact :CDC Division of News and Electronic Media
(404) 639-3286

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Meeting

Please Note the Need to RSVP

What

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

When

June 20-21, 2012

Where

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Kent "Oz" Nelson Auditorium

For directions to CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/about/resources/visitGuide.htm#direction.

Webstream

If you cannot attend the meeting in person, it will be webstreamed. More information can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/downloads/web-access-instructions.pdf.

Background

An agenda for the meeting can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/default.htm.

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.

Special Note: Reporters who wish to attend the meeting in person must RSVP to Tom Skinner in CDC’s Division of News & Electronic Media (tskinner@cdc.gov) by COB on Monday, June 18th. Space is limited and only those reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed working space during the meeting.

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