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February 2020 Meeting Recommendations

ACIP approved the following recommendations by majority vote at its February 2020 meeting.

Pre-exposure vaccination with rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP vaccine is recommended for adults 18 years of age or older in the United States population who are at potential risk of exposure to Ebola vaccine (species Zaire ebolavirus) because they:

  • Are responding to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease; or
  • Work as healthcare personnel at a federally-designated Ebola Treatment Center in the United States; or
  • Work as laboratorians or other staff at biosafety-level 4 facilities in the United States.

These recommendations have been adopted by the CDC Director and will become official once published in MMWR.

[1] Healthcare personnel (HCP) refers to all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including body substances (e.g., blood, tissue, and specific body fluids); contaminated medical supplies, devices, and equipment; contaminated environmental surfaces; or contaminated air. These HCP include, but are not limited to, emergency medical service personnel, nurses, nursing assistants, physicians, technicians, clinical laboratory personnel, autopsy personnel, therapists, phlebotomists, pharmacists, students and trainees, contractual staff not employed by the healthcare facility, and persons not directly involved in patient care, but who could be exposed to infectious agents that can be transmitted in the healthcare setting (e.g., clerical, dietary, environmental services, laundry, security, engineering and facilities management, administrative, billing, and volunteer personnel).

Page last reviewed: March 24, 2020