[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 155 (Tuesday, August 11, 2020)]
[Pages 48544-48545]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17495]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2020-N-0001]

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; 
Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) announces a 
forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Vaccines and 
Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). The general 
function of the

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committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on 
FDA's regulatory issues. Members will participate via teleconference.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 2, 2020, from 11 a.m. 
Eastern Time to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 
pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory 
committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Answers to 
commonly asked questions including information regarding special 
accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation 
may be accessed at: https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Hayes or Monique Hill, Center 
for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6307C, Silver Spring, MD 20993-
0002, 301-796-7864, [email protected], or 301-796-4620, 
[email protected], respectively; or FDA Advisory Committee 
Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC 
area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications 
that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot 
always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, 
you should always check the Agency's website at https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate 
advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee 
information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to 
the meeting.

    Agenda: The meeting presentations will be heard, viewed, captioned, 
and recorded through an online teleconferencing platform. In open 
session, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the 
selection of strains to be included in an influenza virus vaccine for 
the 2021 southern hemisphere influenza season.
    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post 
the background material on its website prior to the meeting, the 
background material will be made publicly available on FDA's website at 
the time of the advisory committee meeting. Background material and the 
link to the online teleconference meeting room will be available at 
https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll 
down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link. The meeting 
will include slide presentations with audio components to allow the 
presentation of materials in a manner that most closely resembles an 
in-person advisory committee meeting.
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. 
Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before 
September 25, 2020. Oral presentations from the public will be 
scheduled between approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time and 2:30 p.m. 
Eastern Time. Those individuals interested in making formal oral 
presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief 
statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish 
to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an 
indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation 
on or before September 17, 2020. Time allotted for each presentation 
may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is 
greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open 
public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the 
speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact 
person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak 
by September 18, 2020.
    For press inquiries, please contact the Office of Media Affairs at 
[email protected] or 301-796-4540.
    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with 
disabilities. If you require accommodations due to a disability, please 
contact Kathleen Hayes ([email protected]) at least 7 days in 
advance of the meeting.
    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our website at: https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.htm for procedures 
on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: July 30, 2020.
Lauren K. Roth,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
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