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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 e-mail, call 202-690-5566, or complete the on-line form on the NVAC Web site (​nvpo/​nvac/​.) to register.


The meeting will be held on September 15, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on September 16, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Department of Health and Human Services; Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 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 715-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. 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 safety working group activity, the National Vaccine Plan, implementation plans for recent NVAC recommendations, financial considerations for adult immunizations, Start Printed Page 43132seasonal influenza, and issues related to the 2009 H1N1 influenza response and vaccine development. The meeting agenda will be posted on the NVAC Website:​nvpo/​nvac by August 31, 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 three 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, or by completing the on-line registration form at​nvpo/​nvac and providing name, e-mail address and organization.

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Dated: August 19, 2009.

Bruce Gellin,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-20572 Filed 8-25-09; 8:45 am]