The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) consists of medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on vaccine use in the United States. The ACIP meets 3 times per year, and members and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) staff present findings and discuss vaccine research, vaccine effectiveness (VE) and safety, clinical trial results, and labeling/package insert information. Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine shortages are also discussed. Nonvoting representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society are present. The ACIP met on June 22-23, 2016 to discuss proposed recommendations for influenza vaccination, for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine dosing schedules, for the cholera vaccine (CVD 103-HgR), and for the use of MenACWY in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons, as well as an overview of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines, safety of maternal tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization, and laboratory containment of poliovirus type 2.
Keywords: ACIP; CDC; immunization.
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