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For Immediate Release: February 19, 2013
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(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

February 20–21, 2013

Where

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

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/acip/meetings/downloads/webcast-instructions.pdf [PDF - 124KB]

Background

An agenda for the meeting can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/index.html

During February 20–21, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet in Atlanta. The agenda will include agency updates and routine discussion on vaccines for pneumococcal infection, Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib), Japanese encephalitis, and pertussis. In addition to workgroup updates, the committee will vote on recommendations on (1) the use of PCV13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) in children aged 6–18 years with immune-compromising conditions; (2) use of the Hib vaccine; and (3) coverage for both under the Vaccines for Children program for those who are eligible to receive free vaccine under this program. The committee also will vote on proposed influenza vaccine recommendations for the 2013–2014 flu season. No media activities are planned.

To RSVP attendance at ACIP meeting, please contact 404-639-3286.

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