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Glossary / Acronyms:

Glossary / Acronyms of Vaccine-related Terms

Glossary of Terms

  • This vaccine-related glossary only contains terms associated with vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases and is maintained by CDC's National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).
  • For information about other health issues, see CDC's "Health Topics A-Z".
  • Other CDC glossaries can be found via the CDC Search feature.

Acronyms & Abbreviations

Vaccine Abbreviations

U.S. Vaccine Tradenames

Foreign Language Immunization Terms

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This page last modified on September 26, 2008
Content last reviewed on March 8, 2007
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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