The ACIP or Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is a group of fifteen volunteer medical and public health experts who make vaccine recommendations for children and adults in the United States.


  • helps the CDC set the US childhood immunization schedule, along with the AAP and AAFP.
  • includes a consumer representative and fourteen experts from the fields of vaccinology, immunology, pediatrics, internal medicine, nursing, family medicine, virology, public health, infectious diseases, and/or preventive
  • are appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of
    Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • holds three meetings a year at the CDC

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