ACIP Meeting Information

The ACIP holds three meetings each year at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia to review scientific data and vote on vaccine recommendations. Meetings are open to the public and available online via live webcast.

In order to attend the ACIP meeting, in person, at CDC’s Clifton Road campus, ACIP attendees (participants and visitors) must register online. Registration is not necessary to listen to the meeting via phone or live meeting. For in-person attendance, the week prior to the meeting you will receive a placard for your vehicle (parking tag) and instructions for navigating the secure CDC environment to attend the ACIP meeting.

ACIP Meeting Registration

May 5, 2021,The ACIP Meeting will be a virtual meeting with no in-person attendance.

No Registration is required for the May 5, 2021 ACIP Meeting.

Registration is NOT required to watch the live meeting webcast.


Rules of Conduct for ACIP Meetings

  • An interested person who wishes to make an oral public comment during an ACIP meeting should submit a request with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before the meeting according to the instructions in the Federal Register Notice. Those who have not submitted a request before the meeting will only have an opportunity to speak as time permits or at the discretion of the Chair.
  • Audience members may not present comments or questions to the Committee unless recognized by the Chair.
  • Attendees may be subject to security screening, such as presenting identification, passing through metal detectors, and inspection of briefcases, packages, and so on.
  • Attendees at the meeting are asked to maintain order and not display behavior that is disruptive to the meeting.
  • The ACIP Chair or Designated Federal Officer will note on the record any disruptive behavior and will ask the person to cease the behavior or else leave the meeting room.
  • We ask that attendees not approach the ACIP table area before, during, or after the meeting without permission from a Designated Federal Officer/Executive Secretary.

Public engagement and input are vital to ACIP’s work. Members of the public are invited to submit comments to ACIP in two ways: (1) written comments submitted via regulations.gov, and/or (2) in-person oral public comment at ACIP meetings.

How to Submit a Written Public Comment

Any member of the public can submit a written public comment to ACIP. The April 14, 2021 Docket is currently open. Written comments must be received by April 19, 2021 for the April 14, 2021 ACIP Meeting, identified by Docket No. CDC-2021-0042 using the Federal eRulemaking Portalexternal iconexternal icon. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number.

The May 5, 2021 Docket is currently open. Written comments must be received by May 5, 2021 for the May 5, 2021 ACIP Meeting, identified by Docket No. CDC-2021-0025 using the Federal eRulemaking Portalexternal iconexternal icon. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number.

All relevant comments received will be posted without change to http://regulations.govexternal icon, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.govexternal icon.

How to Request to Make an Oral Public Comment

The May 5, 2021 ACIP meeting will be a virtual meeting and will include time for oral public comment for members of the public. Oral public comment sessions will occur on May 5, 2021. All individuals interested in making an oral public comment are strongly encouraged to submit a request no later than 11:59 p.m., EST, April 30, 2021 as there will be no opportunity to register for oral public comment later than April 30, 2021.

If the number of persons requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled time, CDC will conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled public comment session. CDC staff will notify individuals regarding their request to speak by email May 3, 2021. To accommodate the significant interest in participation in the oral public comment session of ACIP meetings, each speaker will be limited to 3 minutes, and each speaker may only speak once per meeting

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Oral Public Comment for May 5, 2021 Meeting

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Hotels Located Near ACIP Meeting

2021

  • May 5
  • June 23-24
  • October 20-21

2022

  • February 23-24
  • June 22-23
  • October 19-20

2023

  • February 22-23
  • June 21-22
  • October 25-26

ACIP Meeting Document Archives 1964-Present

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Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Live Meetings

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Presentation Slides

ACIP past meeting presentations:

Note: Requests for slide presentation files prior to the ones currently posted may be sent to acip@cdc.gov

Page last reviewed: April 15, 2021