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The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)

Webcast of February 4, 2009 Vaccine Safety Working Group Meeting

The of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, NVAC) has sought broad public input into the scientific research agenda that is being developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Immunization Safety Office (ISO).

At its , the NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group discussed outcomes and issues highlighted in three public engagement sessions held earlier in Birmingham, Alabama; Ashland, Oregon; and Indianapolis, Indiana. A summary of the written comments sent to HHS on the CDC ISO research agenda was also discussed.


For brief comments from the community representatives at the conclusion of the NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group meeting, select the video links below.

They briefly discussed why they attended the recent community meetings, what they learned from their experiences, and what they hope will be the outcome of the public engagement project on vaccine safety.

The Working Group Chair, Dr. Andy Pavia, also offered comments after the meeting.


Tracy Cron, Birmingham, AL

Tracy Cron, Birmingham, AL

Overview: Why did you attend a community meeting about vaccine saftey?

Duration: 1:47 minutes (Captioned Video)
You will need Flash (http://www.adobe.com) installed on your computer in order to view the video.


Toni DiLeo, Ashland, OR

Toni DiLeo, Ashland, OR

Overview: Why did you attend a community meeting about vaccine saftey?

Duration: 2:23 minutes (Captioned Video)
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Bernard Richard, Indianapolis, IN

Bernard Richard, Indianapolis, IN

Overview: Why did you attend a community meeting about vaccine saftey?

Duration: 2:12 minutes (Captioned Video)
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Andy Pavia, MD, Chair, NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group

Andy Pavia, MD, Chair, NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group

Overview: Why did you attend a community meeting about vaccine saftey?

Duration: 1:24 minutes (Captioned Video)
You will need Flash (http://www.adobe.com) installed on your computer in order to view the video.