NCL submits letter to CDC urging them to make flu and COVID vaccines available at same time

June 25, 2024

Media contact: National Consumers League – Melody Merin,, 202-207-2831

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, NCL submitted comments to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in response to their request for public comments in advance of the ACIP meeting being held June 26 – 28, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. During this meeting, ACIP will be discussing several vaccines, including but not limited to COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccines. The committee will also be voting on recommendations many of the vaccines discussed, including COVID, flu and RSV for adults.

In the comments, NCL urges that the Committee do all in its power to ensure that both flu and COVID vaccines are made available at the same time, thus allowing patients to receive both vaccinations at the same appointment. NCL also asks that ACIP review the current recommendations for the RSV vaccine, specifically the shared clinical decision-making requirement. To read NCL’s comments in full, click here.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which is composed of fifteen medical and public health experts and is charged with advising the CDC Director on the use of vaccines and the adult and childhood immunization schedules. ACIP meets regularly to review data, studies and proposals for vaccines, and as needed for emergency cases. Meetings are open to the public, and since COVID they have been streamed online. The June 26 – 28 meeting will be streamed online, via YouTube and is available to watch here.


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