The American Nurses Association (ANA) provides the following information recevied from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Immunization Safety Office:
On Wednesday, July 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., a special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will be convened to discuss issues related to novel influenza A (H1N1).
A draft meeting agenda is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/ACIP/downloads/agenda-jul09.pdf. Meeting topics include novel H1N1 epidemiology in the United States and internationally, implementation planning, vaccine development and formulations, communications; a report from the July 23 Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) meeting, and an ACIP work group report on age/risk groups recommended for vaccination.
For those of you who are not able to attend in person, you can view the ACIP meeting online through a webcast. Instructions for Web access of the meeting can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/default.htm. Please note: This Web access will be available only during the day and time of the event. For the most up-to-date information on novel H1N1 influenza, visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/.