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[Federal Register: December 1, 2009 (Volume 229, Number 74)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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 Public Health and Science.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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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 six 
teleconference meetings. The meetings are open to the public. Pre-
registration is NOT required, however, individuals who wish to 
participate in the public comment sessions should either e-mail 
<A HREF="mailto:nvpo@hhs.gov">nvpo@hhs.gov</A> or call 202-690-5566 to RSVP.

DATES: The meetings will be held on December 16, 2009, from 3 a.m. to 5 
p.m. EDT, January 20, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, February 26, 2010 
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., EDT, March 23, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, 
April 21, 2010 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, and May 19, 2010 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
EDT. If there is a change in meeting dates this information will be 
posted on the NVAC Web site (<A HREF="http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/">http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/</A>) as soon as 
the pertinent information becomes available.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will occur by teleconference. The pertinent 
information for public attendees, i.e., call in number and passcode 
will be posted on the NVAC Web site (<A HREF="http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/">http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/</A>) no 
later than 15 days prior to each of the designated meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl Fortineau, National Vaccine 
Program Office, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 443-H, 
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690-5566; Fax: (202) 260-1165; e-mail: 
<A HREF="mailto:nvpo@hhs.gov">nvpo@hhs.gov</A>.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 2101 of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Section 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 
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.
    These are special meetings of the NVAC. Discussions will focus on 
the work of the Vaccine Safety Risk Assessment Working Group (VSRAWG) 
and the draft reports that it generates. The report will summarize the 
work to date of the H1N1 VSRAWG reviewing H1N1 safety monitoring data. 
These NVAC meetings may also include topics beyond the VSRAWG such as 
the National Vaccine Plan and updates from other Working Groups. More 
detailed information may be found on the NVAC Web site (<A HREF="http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/pmtgs.html">http://
www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/pmtgs.html</A>) prior to the scheduled meeting date.
    For these special meetings, members of the public are invited to 
attend by teleconference via a toll-free call-in phone number. The 
call-in number will be operator assisted to provide members of the 
public the opportunity to provide comments to the Committee. Public 
participation and ability to comment will be limited to space and time 
available. Public comment will be limited to no more than three minutes 
per speaker. Pre-registration is required for public comment only. 
Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as 
accommodation for hearing impairment or other reasonable 
accommodations, should notify the designated contact person at least 
one week prior to the meeting.
    Any members of the public who wish to have printed material 
distributed to NVAC should submit materials to the

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Executive Secretary, NVAC, through the contact person listed above 
prior to close of business one week before each meeting (conference 
call). A draft agenda and any additional materials will be posted on 
the NVAC Web site (<A HREF="http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/">http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/</A>) prior to the meeting.

    Dated: November 24, 2009.
Bruce Gellin,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Director, National Vaccine 
Program Office, Executive Secretary, NVAC.
[FR Doc. E9-28647 Filed 11-30-09; 8:45 am]
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