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Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on September 16, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on September 17, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Andrea Krull, 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, nvpo@hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to Section 2101 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Section 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 reactions to vaccines. The National Vaccine Advisory Committee was established to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to the Program's responsibilities. The Assistant Secretary for Health serves as Director of the National Vaccine Program.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting include vaccine financing, vaccine stockpile, seasonal influenza and related issues, vaccine safety, vaccine development, and the National Vaccine Plan. Updates will be given by each of the working groups. An agenda will be posted on the NVAC Web site: http://www.hhs.gov/​nvpo/​nvac prior to September 1, 2008.

Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. 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 September 11, 2008. Pre-registration 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 nvpo@hhs.gov or call 202-690-5566.

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Dated: August 21, 2008.

Bruce Gellin,

Director, National Vaccine Program Office.

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[FR Doc. E8-19848 Filed 8-26-08; 8:45 am]

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