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Vaccine Acronyms & Abbreviations
Commonly used on immunization/health records

This list is contains commonly used acronyms and abbreviations used by health providers to record vaccinations on health-records. It also contains manufacturers' trade names for vaccines and some common abbreviations/acronyms for vaccine-preventable disease organisms.

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AVA Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed
BCG Bacillus of Calmette and Guérin (Tuberculosis) Vaccine
DT Pediatric Diphtheria & Tetanus Vaccine
DTaP Diphtheria, Tetanus & Acellular Pertussis Vaccine
HAV Hepatitis A Virus
HBV Hepatitis B Virus

Haemophilus influenzae type b

HPV Human Papilloma Virus
IPV Inactivated Polio Vaccine
JE Japanese Encephalitis
LAIV Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (FluMist)
MCV4 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (quadravalent)
MMR Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine
MMRV Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella Vaccine
MPSV4 Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (quadravalent)
OPV Oral Polio Vaccine (no longer used in the US)
(or PCV)
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (7-valent)
(or PPV)
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (23-valent)
PRV Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine (i.e., RotaTeq®)
Td Adult Tetanus & Diphtheria Vaccine
Tdap Adult/Adolescent Tetanus, Diphtheria & Acellular Pertussis Vaccine
TIV Trivalent (inactivated) Influenza Vaccine
TT Tetanus Toxoid
VAR Varicella Vaccine
VZV Varicella Zoster Virus
YF Yellow Fever

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