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. 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

Registration for the February ACIP Meeting will open upon publication of the ACIP Notice of Meeting in the Federal Register, approximately six weeks prior to the meeting.

Registration is NOT required to watch the live meeting webcast or to listen via telephone.

Listening to meeting via phone only:

  • Toll Free: 1-877-925-7916
    Passcode: 4080878459

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. Written comments will be accepted up to 48 hours following the end of the ACIP Meeting. You may submit comments for the October 2019 ACIP meeting, identified by Docket No. CDC-2019-0073, using the Federal eRulemaking Portalexternal 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. Comments submitted by 72 hours before the meeting will be made available to ACIP members in advance of the meeting. Comments will be accepted up to 48 hours following the end of the ACIP meeting.

How to Request to Make an Oral Public Comment

The October 2019 ACIP meeting will include 60-minutes for oral public comment for members of the public. The oral public comment session will occur on October 23, before any of the day’s scheduled votes.

On-site, in-person registration for oral public comment at the meeting will only be available if there is time remaining in the oral public comment session after all individuals who submitted a request to make an oral comment before the meeting have had an opportunity to speak. There is no guarantee there will be an opportunity for on-site, in-person registration for oral public comment, and all individuals interested in making an oral public comment are strongly encouraged to submit a request before the meeting using the submission portal below.

Requests to Make an Oral Public Comment is Closed

Oral Public Comment for October 23-24, 2019 Meeting

Registration closed

Hotels Located Near ACIP Meeting

2020

  • February 26-27
  • June 24-25
  • October 28-29

2021

  • Feb 24-25
  • 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

View archived ACIP documents in CDC Stacks

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

ACIP meeting minutes are posted on the website within 90 days of the meeting date.

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

Live Meetings

ACIP Live Meeting Archives:

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: November 4, 2019