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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: July 20, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

Special ACIP Meeting on Novel Influenza A (H1N1)

What:

A special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will be convened to discuss issues related to novel influenza A (H1N1).

A draft meeting agenda is available at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/ACIP/downloads/agenda-jul09.pdf. Meeting topics include novel H1N1 epidemiology in the United States and internationally; implementation planning; vaccine development and formulations; communications; a report from the July 23 Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) meeting; and an ACIP work group report on age/risk groups recommended for vaccination.

When:

Wednesday July 29, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Room 232, Auditorium B
For directions to CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/about/resources/visitGuide.htm#direction

Background:

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 Media Relations (tskinner@cdc.gov) by COB on Wednesday July 22.  Space is limited and only those reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed working space during the meeting.

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