Heartland releases new Infant Meningitis Vaccine Policy Tip Sheet!
Today in Shoreline, Washington, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and The Keystone Center are meeting again in part two of a four-city series of community engagement meetings to examine the childhood immunization schedule and adding the infant meningococcal vaccine to it. The reason for this divergence from the CDC’s normal approval process: cost-effectiveness.
The remaining two meetings will be held in Chicago, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, July 21, and Monday, July 25, respectively. Meeting and sign-up information is below. Please note only individuals local to the area or state will be allowed to participate in the meetings. If you plan on attending let us know! We would like to advertise health care and policy experts in attendance to media and allies.
Chicago, IL Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare, 5615 North Cumberland Avenue, Chicago, IL. http://keystone.org/registration/chicago
Denver, CO Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, Mt. Yale Conference Room, 13123 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO. http://keystone.org/registration/july25denver
For more information on meningococcal disease, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-mening.pdf or www.cdc.gov.