CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Meeting This Week on COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet this week, Sept 22 and Sept 23 to discuss COVID-19 vaccine boosters. The agenda is posted although slides are not and the topic headings do not so far indicate a clear plan to vote on any specific booster recommendations. Recall on the August 30, 2021 ACIP meeting, Dr. Sara Oliver alluded to the probability of a vote on boosters (slide 49) in the presentation, “Framework for booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines.”

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC) today announced what its plan would be for boosters after the ACIP committee makes its own recommendation for boosters. The Iowa Department of Public Health must also give its approval. It looks like the guidance would be for UIHC employees only for the time being. Since more information about the ACIP recommendations for boosters will be posted on The Loop, you can access that directly. I will also be posting a link in the main menu on my blog site for now.

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