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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

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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 Committee meeting.

Name: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Times and Dates:

8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., October 26, 2005.

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., October 27, 2005.

Place: Atlanta Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Boulevard, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30345-3377.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available.

Purpose: The Committee is charged with advising the Director, CDC, on the appropriate uses of immunizing agents. In addition, under 42 United States Code 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 agenda will include discussions on influenza; recommendations for use of Hepatitis A vaccine among children; VFC vote on Hepatitis A; adult Hepatitis B vaccine recommendation; varicella zoster immune globulin; recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules; use of Tdap vaccine; prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis; Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine (MMRV) recommendation; VFC vote on MMRV; Human Papailloma Virus vaccine; general recommendations on immunization; herpes zoster; and Departmental updates.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Contact Person for More Information: 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: October 5, 2005.

Alvin Hall,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-20381 Filed 10-11-05; 8:45 am]