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Immunization Program Operations Manual (IPOM)



AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
AB Assessment Branch
Ab-negative Antibody negative
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACOG American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACP American College of Physicians
AFIX Assessment, Feedback, Incentive, and eXchange
AI/AN American Indian and Alaska Native
AIM Association of Immunization Managers
APhA American Pharmacists Association
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
AVA Anthrax vaccine adsorbed
BCG Bacillus of calmette and guérin (tuberculosis) vaccine
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CAT Cost and Affordability Tool
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CE Continuing Education


Career Epidemiology Field Officer
CET Communication, Education, and Training Branch (formerly the Education, Information, and Partnership Branch)
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNRA Community Needs and Resource Assessment
CoCASA Comprehensive Clinical Assessment Software Application
CQI Continuous quality improvement
CRS Congenital rubella syndrome
CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
CY Calendar year
DA Direct Assistance
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DT Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids vaccine (for children)
DTaP Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
eGrATIS Grants Application Tracking Information System
EIPB Education, Information, and Partnership Branch
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program
ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act
FA Financial assistance
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFR Federal financial report
FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
FMO Financial Management Office
FSR Financial status report
FTE Full-time Equivalent
FY Fiscal year
GIS Geographic Information System
GSA General Services Administration
HAV Hepatitis A virus
HBsAg Hepatitis B surface antigen
HBIG Hepatitis B immune globulin
HBV Hepatitis B virus
HEDIS Health Plan Employers Data and Information Set
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type B conjugate vaccine
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HL7 Health Level 7
HP 2020 Healthy People 2020
HPV Human papillomavirus vaccine
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HSREB Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch
IAC Immunization Action Coalition
IgM anti-HAV
IgM anti-hepatitis A virus
IgM anti-HBc IgM anti-hepatitis B core antigen
Indian Health Service
IIS Immunization Information System
IISAR Immunization Information System Annual Report
IISSB Immunization Information Systems Support Branch
IM Intramuscular
IOM Institute of Medicine
IPOM Immunization Program Operations Manual
IPV Trivalent inactivated polio vaccine (killed Salk type)
ISD Immunization Services Division
ISO Immunization Safety Office
IV Intravenous
JE Japanese encephalitis
LAIV Live attenuated influenza vaccine
LQA Lot quality assurance
LTC Long-term care
M/CHC Migrant/community health center
MCO Managed care organization
MCV4 Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (quadrivalent)
MDS Minimum data set
MMR Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
MMR2 Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine second dose
MMRV Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MOU Memorandum of understanding
MPSV4 Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (quadrivalent)
NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials
NCIRD National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
NCVIA National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
NEDSS National Electronic Disease Surveillance System
NETSS National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance
NIC National Immunization Conference
NICO National Immunization Conference Online
NIIW National Infant Immunization Week
NIP National Immunization Program
NIS National Immunization Survey
NIVW National Influenza Vaccination Week
NNDSS National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System
NOA Notice of Award
NVAC National Vaccine Advisory Committee
NVPO National Vaccine Program Office
OID Office of Infectious Diseases
OIG Office of Inspector General
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPHPR Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
OPV Trivalent oral polio vaccine (live Sabin type)
OSTLTS Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
PAPA Program Annual Report and Progress Assessments
PCV13 Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (13-valent)
PGO Procurement and Grants Office
PHAP Public Health Associate Program
PHEP Public Health Emergency Preparedness
PHIN Public Health Information Network
PHII Public Health Informatics Institute
PHPS Public Health Prevention Services
PHTN Public Health Training Network
POB Program Operations Branch
PON Pockets of need
PPHF Prevention and Public Health Fund
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
PPV23 Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23-valent)
PQA Provider Quality Assurance
PRAMS Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System
PRV Pentavalent rotavirus vaccine
QA Quality assurance
QIO Quality Improvement Organization
RHC Rural Health Clinic
S-CHIP State Children’s Health Insurance Program
SOP Standard operating procedure
STD Sexually transmitted disease
STI Sexually transmitted infection
SubQ Subcutaneous
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Td Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids adsorbed for adult use
Tdap Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine
TIV Trivalent (inactivated) influenza vaccine
TT Tetanus toxoid
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
UTD Up-to-date
VAERS Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System
VACMAN (not an acronym; name of vaccine ordering software)
VAR Varicella vaccine
VFC Vaccines for Children Program
VICP National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
VIS Vaccine Information Statement
VMBIP Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project
VOFA Vaccine Ordering Forecast Application
VPD Vaccine-preventable disease
VPET Vaccine Purchase Estimator Tool
VSAB Vaccine Supply and Assurance Branch
VTrckS Vaccine Tracking System
VZV Varicella zoster virus
WIC Women, Infants and Children Program
YF Yellow fever
ZOS Varicella zoster virus vaccine


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