ACIP Work Groups

ACIP utilizes subgroups of the Committee, known as Work Groups, to review relevant published and unpublished data and develop recommendation options for presentation to the ACIP. ACIP Work Groups are intended to augment the effectiveness of ACIP.  ACIP Work Groups are responsible for collection, analysis, and preparation of information for presentation, discussion, deliberation, and vote by the ACIP in an open public forum. Work Groups review specific topics in detail and elucidate issues in a manner that facilitates informed and efficient decision making by ACIP voting members.

Four Work Groups—the Adult Immunization Schedule, General Recommendations, Child/Adolescent Immunization Schedule, and Influenza Vaccines Work Groups—are permanent. The remaining Work Groups are task oriented; such task-oriented Work Groups are developed in response to specific needs and are disbanded when the task at hand has been completed.

The current list of Work Groups is:

  • Adult Immunization Schedule
  • Child/Adolescent Immunization Schedule
  • General Recommendations
  • Influenza Vaccines
  • Anthrax Vaccine
  • Dengue Vaccine
  • Flavivirus Vaccines
  • Hepatitis Vaccines
  • Herpes Zoster Vaccines
  • HPV Vaccines
  • Meningococcal Vaccines
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • RSV Vaccines – Pediatric
  • Pertussis Vaccines
  • Rabies Vaccines


Page last reviewed: October 23, 2018