Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a panel of 10 so-called experts who make recommendations on the use of vaccines in the United States. The panel is advised on current issues by representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association and others. There have been many complaints of conflicts-of-interest by members of this committee with the vaccine manufacturers.
The recommendations of the ACIP guide immunization practice at the federal, state and local level, and in some states automatically trigger vaccination requirements.