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Global Immunization Strategic Framework 2011–2015: Abbreviations and Acronyms


  • BCG: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine
  • DTP: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis vaccine
  • DTP3: 3rd DTP dose
  • HepB: hepatitis B vaccine
  • Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
  • LAIV: live attenuated influenza vaccine
  • MCV: measles-containing vaccine
  • MCV1: 1st MCV dose
  • MenA: meningococcal group A conjugate vaccine
  • OPV: oral polio vaccine
  • OPV3: 3rd OPV dose
  • PCV: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • TT: tetanus toxoid vaccine

Diseases and pathogens

  • CRS: congenital rubella syndrome
  • HBV: hepatitis B virus
  • HIV: human immunodeficiency virus
  • HPV: human papillomavirus
  • JE: Japanese encephalitis
  • MNT: maternal and neonatal tetanus
  • NNT: neonatal tetanus
  • WPV: wild polio virus
  • WPV1: WPV serotype 1
  • WPV3: WPV serotype 3


  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • GAVI: GAVI Alliance
  • HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • MOH: Ministry of Health
  • UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund
  • USG: U.S. Government
  • WHO: World Health Organization
  • WHO IVB: WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals
  • AFRO: WHO Regional Office for Africa
  • EMRO: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
  • EURO: WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • PAHO: Pan American Health Organization
  • SEARO: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
  • WPRO: WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific


  • AEFI: adverse events following immunization
  • DOV: Decade of Vaccines
  • GIVS: Global Immunization Vision and Strategy
  • GHI: Global Health Initiative
  • GPEI: Global Polio Eradication Initiative
  • NITAG: National Immunization Technical Advisory Group
  • NVP: National Vaccine Plan
  • RED: Reaching Every District approach
  • VPD: Vaccine-preventable disease

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