(1) The committee's functions are, at the request of the Minister or Secretary, to provide advice and to make recommendations to the Minister or Secretary about one or more of the following matters:
(a) the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines, including in relation to pharmacovigilance;
(b) the registration of a vaccine;
(c) the variation of an entry for a vaccine in the Register;
(d) the continued retention of a vaccine in, or the removal of a vaccine from, the Register;
(e) risk assessment and risk management of vaccines;
(f) any other matter (whether or not related to a vaccine), including a matter related to standards.
(2) The Minister or Secretary may require the committee to give its advice to other persons or bodies.