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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, Office of Public Health and Science.


Notice of meeting.


As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Pre-registration is required for both public attendance and comment. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should either e-mail or call 202-690-5566 to register.


The meeting will be held on June 2, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on June 3, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Department of Health and Human Services; Hubert H. Humphrey Start Printed Page 21369Building, Room 800; 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

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Ms. Andrea Krull, Public Health Advisor, National Vaccine Program Office, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 443-H Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690-5566; Fax: (202) 260-1165; e-mail:

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Pursuant to section 2101 of the Public Health 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 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 safety recommendations, the National Vaccine Plan, adult immunization recommendations, NVAC evaluation, vaccine stockpile, vaccine financing, 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak, and other related issues. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Web site:​nvpo/​nvac by May 18, 2009.

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 at least one week prior to the meeting. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Public comment will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Individuals who would like to submit written statements should e-mail or fax their comments to the National Vaccine Program Office at least five business days prior to the meeting. Register by sending an e-mail to or by calling 202-690-5566 and providing name, e-mail address and organization.

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Dated: April 29, 2009.

Bruce Gellin,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Director, National Vaccine Program Office.

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[FR Doc. E9-10668 Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]