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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.
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The Institute of Medicine was chartered in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to enlist distinguished members of the appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. In this, the Institute acts under both the Academy's 1863 congressional charter responsibility to be an adviser to the federal government and its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Kenneth I. Shine is president of the Institute of Medicine.
Funding for this project was provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York under grant D 93031 and the National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under grant R13/CCR310159-01. The views presented are those of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Immunization and the participants in the workshop and are not necessarily those of the funding organizations.
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