U.S. CDC Schedules Vaccine Committee Meeting for July 22nd
The U.S. CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) confirmed a digital meeting had been scheduled for July 22, 2021, from 11 am to 4 pm ET. The agenda for this ACIP meeting has been published.
Registration is not required to watch the live, no-cost meeting webcast.
The ACIP provides advice and guidance to Dr. Rochelle Paula Walensky, the Director of the CDC, regarding the use of vaccines and related agents to control vaccine-preventable diseases in the civilian population of the USA. The CDC Director reviews recommendations made by the ACIP and, if adopted, are published as official CDC/HHS recommendations in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The ACIP includes 15 voting members responsible for making vaccine recommendations. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selects these members following an application and nomination process. Fourteen members have expertise in vaccinology, immunology, pediatrics, internal medicine, nursing, family medicine, virology, public health, infectious diseases, and/or preventive medicine; one member is a consumer representative who provides perspectives on social and community aspects of vaccination.
In addition to the 15 voting members, the ACIP includes 8 ex officio members who represent other federal agencies with responsibility for immunization programs in the USA and 30 non-voting representatives of liaison organizations that bring related immunization expertise.
Previous ACIP meeting presentations are rendered on this CDC webpage.
Note: this post was updated on July 14th to include the meeting agenda.