Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora.
Stanford University School of Medicine, California.
Texas A&M College of Medicine, Bryan.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of medical and public health experts, meets 3 times per year to develop recommendations for vaccine use in the United States. The group has 15 voting members, and each member's term is 4 years. ACIP members and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff discuss the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine research, effectiveness, safety data, and clinical trial results. Representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics (C. L. B. and Y. A. M.) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (S. T. O.) are present as liaisons to the ACIP. The ACIP met February 22 and 23, 2017, to discuss proposed recommendations regarding vaccination for unprotected infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive mothers; topics included cost analysis, influenza surveillance, influenza vaccine effectiveness, herpes zoster vaccine, and considerations for meningococcal serogroup B booster doses in groups at increased risk. Updates on mumps epidemiology, Dengue virus vaccines, Zika virus vaccines, adult immunization, and yellow fever vaccine were also provided.