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Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

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Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary.




As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a meeting. The meeting is open to the public.


The meeting will be held on November 29, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on November 30, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Department of Health and Human Services; Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705-A; 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

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Ms. Emma English, Program Analyst, National Vaccine Program Office, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 443-H Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-5566,

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Pursuant to section 2101 of the Public Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa-1), the Secretary of Health and Human Services was mandated to establish the National Vaccine Program to achieve optimal prevention of human infectious diseases through immunization and to achieve optimal prevention against adverse Start Printed Page 62316reactions to vaccines. The National Vaccine Advisory Committee was established to provide advice and make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Health, as the Director of the National Vaccine Program, on matters related to the program's responsibilities.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting include the 2005-2006 influenza season, pandemic influenza preparedness, and the financing of vaccines. New liaison representatives and ex-officio members will be welcomed to the Committee and updates will be given by various subcommittees and working groups. A tentative agenda will be made available on or about November 14, 2005 for review on the NVAC Web site:​nvpo/​nvac.

Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals must provide a photo ID for entry into the Humphrey Building. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the designated contact person. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Public comment will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to NVAC members should submit materials to the Executive Secretary, NVAC, through the contact person listed above prior to close of business November 24, 2005. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should e-mail or call 202-690-5566.

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Dated: October 26, 2005.

Bruce Gellin,

Director, National Vaccine Program Office.

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[FR Doc. 05-21611 Filed 10-28-05; 8:45 am]