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HHS - 768 - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - Authorized by Law


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Immunization PracticesAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number768
Original Establishment Date3/17/1964Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*54
Current Charter Date4/1/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Secretary
Date Of Renewal Charter4/1/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Melinda
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority42 U.S.C. 217aDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Wharton
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixMD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 217aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(404) 639-7055
Effective Date Of Authority*3/17/1964Designated Federal Officer Fax*404.315.4679
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) formulates and updates recommendations on the most appropriate use of vaccines and related agents for the civilian population in the United States, and disseminates this information to assist States and their political subdivisions in the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases. Section 13631 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (OBRA) established a “Vaccines for Children” (VFC) program. This legislation mandated ACIP to establish a list of vaccines for routine administration to children and adolescents through 18 years of age, along with schedules on the appropriate dosing interval, dose, and contraindications applicable to the pediatric vaccines. This list is used by the Secretary of HHS for the purpose of purchase, delivery, and administration of pediatric vaccines.
How is membership balanced?*During FY22, committee members included experts in the area of use of vaccines and immunologic agents, preventive medicine, epidemiology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, pediatrics, preventive medicine, public health, immunology, and a consumer representative. The racial, ethnic and geographic composition reflects that of the US population; 60% of members are female and 33% of members represent members of racial/ethnic minority groups. Applications are actively solicited from professional organizations representing minority populations.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee met 14 times during FY22. This committee makes vaccine recommendations for FDA licensed vaccines for use in children, adolescents and adults in the United States, regularly evaluates immunization practices in the United States and recommends needed changes, based on evaluation of the risks and benefits of available vaccines and related agents and delivery mechanisms necessary to promote activities in the public and private health sectors. Periodic assessment and revisions are required to the ACIP generated childhood and adult immunization schedules as more data about existing vaccines become available, and as new vaccines become licensed. ACIP continues to address the responsibilities mandated under OBRA.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee serves a vitally important role for the U.S. in regularly evaluating the use of vaccines and related agents available for prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases in this country to optimize the public health benefits. Its recommendations are based on evaluation of the risks and benefits of vaccines and related agents, and their advice is evidence-based. The committee’s responsibilities meet a continuous need for regular review and updating of policies affecting all aspects of evolving immunization practices. There are no existing suitable alternative processes to meet this need.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksNo reports required for this committee. Government facilities are used for meetings, eliminating the need for meeting space rental.
Members CD-160356 and CD-160357 did not serve during the current reporting period.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot applicable.Grants Review CommentACIP is not a grant review committee.
Number Of Recommendations*276Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe ACIP was chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (PL 92-463) in 1964. All recommendations affect the civilian population in the U.S. and support the Vaccines for Children Program.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll recommendations have been accepted and implemented by State and local Health Departments and are endorsed by professional organizations such as AAP, AAFP, ACP, ACOG, and ACNM.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The agency provides feedback to the committee through verbal reports, adoption of recommendations, and publication of recommendations in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR).Narrative Description*The ACIP provides advice to the Secretary, HHS; the Assistant Secretary for Health; and the Director, CDC on the most effective means to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. The committee accomplishes this through written recommendations for the routine administration of vaccines to the childhood and adult populations regarding the appropriate dosing interval, dose, and contraindications to immunization.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$71,250.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$71,250.00
Payments to Federal Members*$77,046.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$48,660.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$532,801.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$588,155.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$3,520.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$32,571.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$350,568.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$357,860.00
Total Costs$1,035,185.00Est. Total Next FY*$1,098,496.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/3/2022 9:01 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*3.25
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.65Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksTo comply with §2(b)(5) of the FACA, the Federal Management Regulation (FMR Bulletin 2022-F1) requires agencies report all costs of committee activities, including FRN notices for the operation of a committee.  
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Interest Areas

Health Care
Public Health


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040429Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2021
 COM-038704Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2020
 COM-036578Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2019
 COM-034786Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2018
 COM-001649Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2017
 COM-002395Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2016
 COM-004025Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2015
 COM-004481Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2014
 COM-005912Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2013
 COM-006491Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2012
 COM-008032Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2011
 COM-008781Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2010
 COM-010357Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2009
 COM-010668Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2008
 COM-012225Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2007
 COM-012877Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2006
 COM-014013Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2005
 COM-014477Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2004
 COM-016019Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2003
 COM-016587Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2002
 COM-017621Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2001
 COM-018471Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices2000
 COM-019563Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices1999
 COM-020366Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices1998
 COM-021653Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices1997