[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 165 (Friday, August 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51536-51537]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20910]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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

DATES: The meeting will be held on September 11-12, 2012. The meeting 
times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC Web site at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac as soon they become available.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. 
Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. 
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; email: nvpo@hhs.gov.

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

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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.
    Among the topics to be discussed at the NVAC meeting are: 
Implementation of the National Vaccine Plan, pertussis, immunizations 
and health information technology, Healthy People 2020, immunization 
goals, and vaccine hesitancy. The meeting agenda will be posted on the 
NVAC Web site: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac 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 provide comments at the NVAC meeting 
during the public comment periods on the agenda. Individuals who would 
like to submit written statements should email or fax their comments to 
the National Vaccine Program Office at least five business days prior 
to the meeting.

    Dated: August 21, 2012.
Bruce Gellin,
Director, National Vaccine Program Office, Executive Secretary, 
National Vaccine Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. 2012-20910 Filed 8-23-12; 8:45 am]
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