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The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)

Charge to the NVAC Safety Working Group

  1. Undertake and coordinate a scientific review of the draft Immunization Safety Office (ISO) research agenda. Advise on:
    1. Content of ISO draft research agenda (e.g., are the topics on the agenda appropriate? Should other topics be included?)
    2. Prioritization of research topics
    3. Possible scientific barriers to implementing the research agenda and suggestions for addressing them
  2. Review the current federal vaccine safety system and develop a White Paper describing the infrastructure needs for a federal vaccine safety system to fully characterize the safety profile of vaccines in a timely manner, reduce adverse events whenever possible, and maintain and improve public confidence in vaccine safety.

Last revised: April 1, 2008


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