Glossary & Acronyms:
Glossary of Terms & Acronyms of Vaccine-related Terms
On This Page:
- 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.
- This general acronyms and abbreviations list shows acronyms and abbreviations used throughout this immunizations site (no vaccines are listed see separate listing on this page). UPDATEd Feb 2009
- Other acronyms and abbreviations used on the CDC website can be found via the CDC Search feature.
- Abbreviations used on immunization records
The vaccine abbreviations page lists most abbreviations used for vaccines by healthcare professionals and those looking for "old" abbreviations used on immunization records. For example, Td=Adult Tetanus & Diphtheria Vaccine. UPDATED Feb 2009
See also: "Translating Foreign Immunization Records" at bottom of this page.
- Standardized U.S. vaccine abbreviations
The U.S. Vaccine Abbreviations page is a table of standardized vaccine abbreviations that was developed jointly by CDC, ACIP, MMWR, etc. The chart shows the vaccine, trade/brand name, manufacturer, type, route, etc.UPDATED Feb 2009
- The sortable U.S. vaccines page allows you to sort the entire list of U.S. vaccine abbreviations by name, abbreviation, trade name, or manufacturer.UPDATED Feb 2009
- List of U.S. vaccines and related products sorted by the vaccine name (1 page) (34 KB, 1 page) and shows the brandname, manufacturer, type (e.g., inactivated), and supply (e.g., single-dose vial). It also lists at the bottom of the page each vaccine company's contact information. UPDATED Feb 2009
- Related pages include:
- For records recorded in foreign languages, consult the table of "Aids to Translating Foreign Immunization Records." [6.56 MB - 18 pages]
- Vaccine-preventable disease terms in multiple languages (.pdf - 2 pages)
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Content last reviewed on February 17, 2009
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases