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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices: Conference Call Meeting

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In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following Federal advisory committee conference call meeting.

Name: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Time and Date: 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Eastern Time, January 29, 2003.

Place: The conference call will originate at the National Immunization Program (NIP), in Atlanta, Georgia. Please see “Supplementary Information” for details on accessing the conference call.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the availability of telephone ports.

Purpose: The Committee is charged with advising the Director, CDC, on the appropriate uses of immunizing agents. In addition, under 42 U.S.C. 1396s, the Committee is mandated to establish and periodically review and, as appropriate, revise the list of vaccines for administration to vaccine-eligible children through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, along with schedules regarding the appropriate periodicity, dosage, and contraindications applicable to the vaccines.

Matters to be Discussed: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will convene by conference call to discuss the number of needle pricks to use when administering the smallpox vaccine.

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This conference call is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-800-497-1934 and reference conference code 2978861. You will then be automatically connected to the call.

As provided under 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), the public health urgency of this agency business requires that the meeting be held prior to the first available date for publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

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Demetria Gardner, Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, (E-61), Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 404/639-8096, fax 404/639-8616.

The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the CDC and ATSDR.

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Dated: January 29, 2003.

Alvin Hall,

Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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[FR Doc. 03-2491 Filed 2-3-03; 8:45 am]