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Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Subgroup

The Adult Immunization Working Group (AIWG) of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee established the Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Subgroup  in November 2010.  Their charge is to develop recommendations on strategies to achieve the Healthy People 2020 annual goal of 90% influenza vaccine coverage for health care personnel.

Comment on Draft Report

The Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Subgroup of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee is accepting comments on a draft report and recommendations, as detailed in a December 16th, 2011 Federal Register notice.  The public comment period is now closed.

Public comment resources are available for comments received up until January 20, 2012. Updated documents with all public comment, including from organizations, will be posted following the Feb. 7-8 NVAC meeting and review to ensure compliance with accessibility regulations.

  • Draft Report [PDF – 617 KB]
  • Summary of Public Comments [PDF – 65.5 KB]
  • Public Comment from Individuals [PDF – 108 KB]

NVAC Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Subgroup Roster

 

NVAC Members:

Guthrie Birkhead, MD, MPH (NVAC Chair)
New York State Department of Health

Clement Lewin, PhD, MBA
Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

Julie Morita, MD (Co-Chair)
Chicago Department of Public Health

Christine Nevin-Woods, DO, MPH (Co-Chair)
Pueblo City-County Health Department

Litjen Tan, PhD, MS
American Medical Association

 

Liaison Representatives:

Jon Almquist, MD
American Academy of Pediatrics

Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America;
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Richard Beigi, MD, MSc
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Nancy Berlinger, PhD, MDiv
The Hastings Center

William Borwegen, MPH
Service Employees International Union

Katherine Brewer, MSN
American Nurses Association (Alternate)

Jeffrey Duchin, MD
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Jennifer Hilliard, JD, MMH
Leading Age

Nancy Hughes, MS, RN
American Nurses Association

Charlene Ludlow, RN, MHA, CIC
American Hospital Association

Gregory Poland, MD
American College of Physicians

Mitchel Rothholz, RPh, MBA
American Pharmacists Association

Alexandra Stewart, JD
George Washington University Medical Center
School of Public Health and Health Policy

Melanie Swift, MD, FACOEM
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Janice Zalen, MPA
American Health Care Association


Ex Officio Members:

Benedict Diniega, MD, MPH, FACPM
Department of Defense

Amy Groom, MPH
Indian Health Service

Atkinson Longmire, MD
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Richard Martinello, MD
Department of Veterans Affairs

John Piacentino, MD, MPH
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Rosemary Sokas, MD, MOH
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Alternate)

David Weissman, MD
CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Alternate)

Melinda Wharton
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ted Yee, MD, MPH
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Alternate)