October 2007 NVAC Meeting Minutes
Ruth Karron, M.D., Vaccines and Related Biologics Products Advisory Committee
Wayne Rawlins, M.D., M.B.A., America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Alan Tom, Public Health Agency of Canada
Cornelia Dekker, M.D.
Calvin Johnson, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Faruque Ahmed, CDC
Alina Baciu, Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Nancy Fasano, CDC
Dr. David R. Johnson, sanofi pasteur
Dr. Jeffrey A. Kelman, CMS
Dr. Gina T. Mootrey, CDC
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, NVPO
James A. Singleton, CDC
Dr. Raymond A. Strikas, NVPO
Dr. Gregory S. Wallace, CDC
Day 1—October 22
Opening Session—Dr. Gary L. Freed
NVAC chairman Dr. Gary L. Freed welcomed Committee members and public participants. Dr. Freed announced the resignation of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. John Agwunobi, and proposed that all NVAC recommendations be funneled through Dr. Bruce G. Gellin (Executive Secretary of NVAC). As the first order of business, Committee members unanimously approved the May 11 and June 7–8, 2007, NVAC meeting minutes.
Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Outgoing Members and Introduction of New Members—Dr. Gary L. Freed and Dr. Bruce G. Gellin
Dr. Freed welcomed two new members to NVAC, Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods and Dr. Richard D. Clover.
Dr. Gellin presented outgoing members Dr. Alan R. Hinman and Ms. Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco with a token of appreciation. The Committee is continuing to look for new members to fill spaces that will become vacant in March, and Committee members are encouraged to submit nominations.
Adult Immunization Session
Overview of Issues—Dr. Raymond A. Strikas
Dr. Raymond A. Strikas began the session on adult immunization by reviewing the Healthy People 2010 adult immunization objectives. A midcourse review of the Healthy People 2010 objectives was conducted, and changes were made. Several areas of chapter 14 of the Healthy People 2010 objectives focus on vaccination; specifically, sections 14-22 through 14-29, which contain the adult immunization objectives.