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Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public.

Name of Committee: Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.

General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.

Date and Time: The meeting will be held on December 14, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on December 15, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Select, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD.

Contact Person: Christine Walsh or Denise Royster, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-71), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-0314, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512391. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: On December 14, 2005, the committee will hear presentations and make recommendations on the safety and efficacy of a rotavirus vaccine manufactured by Merck. On December 15, 2005, the committee will hear presentations and make recommendations on the safety and efficacy of ZOSTAVAX (zoster vaccine live (Oka/Merck)) manufactured by Merck.

Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person by December 7, 2005. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. on December 14, 2005, and from approximately 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on December 15, 2005. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before December 7, 2005, and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation.

Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.

FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Christine Walsh or Denise Royster at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

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Dated: November 17, 2005.

Jason Brodsky,

Acting Associate Commissioner for External Relations.

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[FR Doc. 05-23373 Filed 11-28-05; 8:45 am]

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