Talking Point #60 - What is the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)?
And why you should be attending 3 times per year
Hi, I’m Barbara, mother of vaccine-injured child Scarlet California, and we are with Scarlet’s Kids Foundation Inc. This educational course is designed especially for new moms who are hesitant and have questions about the United States Vaccine Program. This series of “Talking Points” is available in a printed postcard format for purchase at this -LINK- or you can subscribe to this newsletter for the most up-to-date version of each talking point. Information is added on an ongoing basis. The talking points provided are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice and are not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease.
TALKING POINT #60
Did You Know? The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), is a committee within the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides advice and guidance on effective control of vaccine-preventable diseases in the U.S. civilian population.
The ACIP develops written recommendations for routine administration of vaccines to the pediatric and adult populations, along with vaccination schedules regarding
appropriate timing, dosage, and contraindications of vaccines. ACIP statements are official federal recommendations for the use of vaccines and immune globulins in the U.S., and are published by the CDC.
Regularly scheduled ACIP meetings are held three times a year. (February, June & October) Notices of each meeting, along with agenda items, are published in the Federal Register. Meetings are advertised and open to the public, and are now available online via webcast. The minutes of each meeting are available on the CDC website within 90 days of the conference.
Recommendations are then forwarded to the CDC Director for approval. Once approved, the recommendations appear in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and represent the official CDC recommendations for immunizations in the US.
ACIP Meeting Schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/index.html
Previous ACIP Meeting Slides: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/index.html
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