The NVAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Health, as Director of the National Vaccine Program, on issues of vaccine policy. Membership of the NVAC’s Vaccine Safety Working Group, encompasses a broad range of expertise including pediatric and adult infectious diseases, genomics, immunology, epidemiology, public health, maternal and child health, pharmacoepidemiology, and biostatistics.
Active since April 2008, the VSWG completed its first charge to review the CDC Immunization Safety Office’s Scientific Agenda in July of 2009. A detailed summary of Working Group activities and public engagement around Charge 1 can be found here and the VSWG full report and recommendations can be found here.
Currently, the VSWG is completing their second charge to review the federal vaccine safety system.
- Charge 1: Review of the ISO Scientific Agenda
- Charge 2: Review the federal vaccine safety system
Comment on Draft Report
The Vaccine Safety Working Group (VSWG) of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) is accepting comments on a draft report and recommendations, as detailed in a May 10, 2011 Federal Register notice. The public comment period is open until June 6, 2011.
- Draft Report (PDF)
- Federal Register Notice: Website | PDF
Comments can be submitted electronically to the National Vaccine Program Office at: vaccinesafetyRFI@hhs.gov By mail, comments can be sent to:
NVAC VSWG Report Comments
c/o Kristin Goddard
National Vaccine Program Office
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201