NVAC GIWG Working Group Resolution
Approved Resolution by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (8 February 2012)
Re: Establishment of NVAC-Global Immunization Working Group
Goal 5 of the U.S. 2010 National Vaccine Plan specifies that the U.S. should increase efforts towards global prevention of death and disease through safe and effective vaccination. The role of the U.S. government in global vaccination should be reviewed to ensure that we are on track to fulfill our responsibilities and meet these goals and objectives.
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) charges a Working Group with the tasks of “reviewing the role of HHS in global vaccination, the effects of global vaccination on global populations, the effects of global vaccination on US populations, and recommend how HHS can best continue to contribute, consistent with its newly established Global Health Strategy and Goal 5 of the National Vaccine Plan. The working group should also make recommendations on how to best communicate this information to decision makers and the general public to ensure continued sufficient resources for the global vaccination effort”.
The Working Group should complete its work and make its report to NVAC by the February 2013 meeting. This report should provide recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of Health on how to implement the recommendations.
Votes for the Resolution
14 NVAC Members Present (3 via teleconference):
Votes: 14 in favor; 2 NVAC members absent.
Resolution passed and approved by NVAC on 8 February 2012 at 1215 EST
NVAC Chair, Dr. Walter Orenstein, designated NVAC member Dr. Philp LaRussa as the Chair of the NVAC- Global Immunization Working Group.