nak right noe & I did not delve too deeply into this but saw it posted on a chelating group & thought of you. You may be aware of this already but in my naivte, had to post it.
|Input Requested Regarding New Vaccine Safety Research Program|
As a member of the House Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, Rep. Dave Weldon
included $1.5 million in the FY 2006 Labor/HHS Appropriations bill, for CDC to
establish and fund a vaccine safety research program to fund extramural vaccines
safety research. The House FY 2007 Labor/HHS Appropriations bill includes $5
million for this program. The CDC recently published in the Federal Register a
"Request for Information" at the following link and is seeking input on how best
to establish this program and what research to prioritize.
It is critically important that you and/or your organization provide
comments/input to the CDC by no later than August 17. Absent this input, the
CDC is likely to create a program that fails to give full consideration to the
issues of vaccine safety that are important to you and that you believe should
be fully answered.
Comments submitted by the August 17 date will be used by the CDC to structure
this extramural grant program and set research priorities. This is your
opportunity to help shape the program. The instructions on how to submit
comments are also provided at the above address.
Rep. Weldon included this funding and established this program in the hopes that
a program would be created to fund some of the research initiatives and
researchers who have been unable to secure funding to conduct objective research
on critical vaccine safety questions that have as of yet gone unfunded and
I, along with Michelle Kirtley, PhD, in Rep. Weldon's office are available to
answer any questions that you might have in this regard. Call either of us at
Below is the RFI from the CDC for which they are seeking comment.
It is important that you forward this to others whom you feel would provide
valuable input to the CDC, particularly organizations and researchers.
Thank you for your consideration of this request and for submitting input to the
Deputy Chief of Staff
Rep. Dave Weldon, MD (FL-15)