AGENCY: National Vaccine Program Office, Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and
Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300aa-5, Section 2105 of the Public Health
Service (PHS) Act, as amended. The National Vaccine Advisory
Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463, as
amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the
formation and use of advisory committees.
SUMMARY: The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO), a program office
within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS), is soliciting nominations of qualified
candidates to be considered for appointment as public members to the
National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The activities of this
Committee are governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Management and support of the NVAC and its activities are the
responsibility of the NVPO.
The NVAC serves an advisory role, providing recommendations to the
Assistant Secretary for Health in his/her capacity as the Director of
the National Vaccine Program, on matters related to the Program's
responsibilities. Specifically, the Committee studies and recommends
ways to encourage the availability of an adequate supply of safe and
effective vaccination products in the United States; recommends
research priorities and other measures to enhance the safety and
efficacy of vaccines. The Committee also advises the Assistant
Secretary for Health in the implementation of Sections 2102 and 2103 of
the PHS Act; and identifies annually the most important areas of
government and non-government cooperation that should be considered in
implementing Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act.
DATES: All nominations for membership on the Committee must be received
no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 4, 2018, to the address listed
ADDRESSES: Nominations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Vaccine Program Office,
Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW,
Room 715-H, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-5566; email@example.com.
A copy of the committee charter which includes the NVAC's structure
and functions as well as a list of the current membership can be
obtained by accessing the NVAC website at: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/index.html.