CDC/ACIP [U.S.] [to 23 Oct 2021]

CDC/ACIP [U.S.] [to 23 Oct 2021]
Latest News Releases, Announcements
CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots
Thursday, October 21, 2021
[See U.S. COVID above for detail]

CDC to Renew Advisory Committee to the Director
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACD), as authorized by federal law, is being re-established.
The ACD advises the CDC director, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Assistant Secretary for Health on policy and broad strategies that will enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting the nation’s health. It specifically recommends ways to prioritize CDC’s activities, improve results, and address health disparities.
As an official federal advisory committee, the ACD also provides guidance to help CDC work more effectively with its various private and public sector constituents to make health protection a reality. Meetings are open to the public.
“As a physician scientist, I have always valued collaboration and diversity of thought,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H.  “For 57 years, this committee provided invaluable advice and counsel to prior CDC directors to help shape public health policy intended to protect people and save lives.  I look forward to future collaborations with the committee.”…

Next ACIP Meetings
No registration is required to watch the webcast.
:: November 2-3, 2021 – No agenda posted at 23 Oct 2021


MMWR News Synopsis Friday, October 22, 2021
Selected Content
:: HIV Infection and HIV-Associated Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — 23 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, United States, 2018
:: Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA Vaccination Against COVID-19 Hospitalization Among Persons Aged 12–18 Years — United States, June–September 2021

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)– CDC
Approximately 25 announcements/reports/data summaries.