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Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee; Vaccine Safety Working Group

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Vaccine Safety Working Group (VSWG) of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Pre-registration is required for public attendance. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting should register at http://www.hhs.gov/​nvpo/​nvac, e- mail nvpo@hhs.gov or call 202-690-5566 and provide name, organization and e-mail address.

DATES:

The meeting will be on June 13, 2011. The meeting times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC Web site at http://www.hhs.gov/​nvpo/​nvac as soon it becomes available.

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:

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) 690-4631; e-mail: nvpo@hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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.

The topic to be discussed at the VSWG meeting will be the VSWG draft report. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Web site: http://www.hhs.gov/​nvpo/​nvac at least one week prior to the meeting.

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 National Vaccine Program Office at the address/phone listed above at least one week prior to the meeting. Members of the public will have the opportunity to observe the meeting and submit written comments to the VSWG's draft report and draft recommendations in advance of the meeting. 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.

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Dated: May 19, 2011.

Mark Grabowsky,

Deputy Director, National Vaccine Program Office.

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[FR Doc. 2011-13080 Filed 5-25-11; 8:45 am]

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