A Federal Register Notice on January 26, 2016, announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting nominations for membership on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP consists of 15 experts in fields associated with immunization, who are selected by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the CDC on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
The role of the ACIP is to provide advice that will lead to a reduction in the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases in the United States, and an increase in the safe use of vaccines and related biological products. The committee also establishes, reviews, and as appropriate, revises the list of vaccines for administration to children eligible to receive vaccines through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
The deadline for receipt of all application materials (for consideration for term beginning July 1, 2017) is November 4, 2016. All files must be submitted electronically as email attachments to: Ms. Stephanie Thomas, ACIP Secretariat, Email: SThomas5@cdc.gov. For additional information, please see the Federal Register announcement.