U.S. CDC Reschedules Emergency Vaccine Committee Meeting
The U.S. CDC announced late on June 17, 2021, the emergency meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on June 18th has been rescheduled due to observing the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday.
The previous agenda included an update on COVID-19 vaccine safety, including myocarditis after mRNA vaccines assessment.
As of June 9, 2021, the CDC and U.S. FDA have confirmed 268 reports of myocarditis or pericarditis among people ages 30 and younger who received a COVID-19 vaccine. Most cases have been reported after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), particularly in males.
Furthermore, the ACIP intended to lead a benefit-risk discussion of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in adolescents and young adults.
The June 23rd ACIP meeting will be held virtually without requiring registration to attend.