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n October 19 and 20, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to review and possibly revise the use of immunizations—including the child/adolescent immunization schedule to include mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, among others. This could enable school COVID vaccine mandates for children, and give the pharmaceutical companies complete liability protection.
The meeting will be held on October 19, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EDT and October 20, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., EDT, and will be webcast live, the CDC announced.
Matters To Be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on influenza vaccines, pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccines, respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, dengue vaccines, adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule, COVID-19 vaccines and Chikungunya vaccine. Recommendation votes on pneumococcal, adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule and COVID-19 vaccines are scheduled. A Vaccines for Children (VFC) vote on COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled.
The public may submit comments on Docket No. CDC-2022-0111, by either of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov . Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
• Mail: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS H24-8, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Attn: October 19-20, 2022, ACIP Meeting.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov