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The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) has responsibility for coordinating and ensuring collaboration among the many federal agencies involved in vaccine and immunization activities. The NVPO provides leadership and coordination among Federal agencies, as they work together to carry out the goals of the National Vaccine Plan. The National Vaccine Plan provides a framework, including goals, objectives, and strategies, for pursuing the prevention of infectious diseases through immunizations.
NVPO Working Groups
One of the ways the NVPO coordinates and ensures collaboration among federal agencies working with vaccine issues is through regular meetings and activities of the National Vaccine Program Interagency Group. The agencies comprising this group are listed below, with hot links provided to those that have web sites. Additional hot links to the home pages of these groups are provided throughout the text of this site, where appropriate.
Inter-Agency Vaccine Communications Group (IAVCG)
The Inter-Agency Vaccine Communications Group was formed in 1999 to:
The IAVCG serves as a subgroup (Federal agencies only) of the IAG; is not a formal, chartered group; does not function as an independent group; and does not communicate directly with the media or other public entities requesting information.
Last revised: May 22, 2006