General Committee-Related Information

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) comprises medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on the use of vaccines in the civilian population of the United States. The recommendations stand as public health guidance for safe use of vaccines and related biological products.

Role of the ACIP in CDC’s Vaccine Recommendations

CDC sets the U.S. adult and childhood immunization schedules based on recommendations from ACIP.


ACIP was established under Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 2l7a) and is governed by its charter.

Economics Studies

Guidance for review of economic analyses to be presented to the ACIP

The following documents provide guidance to the ACIP Committee and ACIP Work Group members on the policies, procedures, and functioning of the Committee and its Work Groups.