History and evolution of the advisory committee on immunization practices--United States, 1964-2014

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Oct 24;63(42):955-8.


The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is chartered as a federal advisory committee to provide expert external advice to CDC and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on the use of vaccines in the civilian population of the United States. This report summarizes the evolution of ACIP over the 50 years since its establishment in 1964 by the Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS).

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees / history*
  • Advisory Committees / organization & administration*
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Immunization*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • United States