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APPENDIX C. Abbreviations Used in This Report


ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices IM intramuscularly
ACOG American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists IOM Institute of Medicine
ap acellular pertussis vaccine (without tetanus and diphtheria toxoids) IU international units
B. bronchiseptica Bordetella bronchiseptica Lf limit of flocculation unit
B. holmseii Bordetella holmseii MCV4 tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine
B. parapertussis Bordetella parapertussis MDPH Massachusetts Department of Public Health
B. pertussis Bordetella pertussis mIU  milli-international unit
C. diphtheriae Corynebacterium diphtheriae mL Milliliter
C. tetani Clostridium tetani MPHBL Massachusetts Public Health Biologic Laboratory
C. ulcerans Corynebacterium ulcerans MPSV4 tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine
CI confidence interval NHANES National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey
CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists NNDSS National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
DFA direct fluorescent antibody PCR polymerase chain reaction
DT pediatric diphtheria and tetanus toxoids vaccine 2-PE 2-phenoxyethanol
DTaP pediatric diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine PRN Pertactin
DTP pediatric diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and whole cell pertussis vaccine PPD tuberculin purified protein derivative
EU ELISA units PT pertussis toxin
ELISA enzyme-linked immunoabsorbant assay QALY quality adjusted life year
ELS extensive limb swelling SAE serious adverse event
FDA Food and Drug Administration sp sanofi Pasteur
FHA filamentous hemagglutinin SPSS Supplemental Pertussis Surveillance System
FIM Fimbriae Tdap adult tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine
GBS Guillain-Barré syndrome Td adult tetanus and diphtheria toxoids vaccine
GMC geometric mean antibody concentration TIG tetanus immune globulin
GMT geometric mean titer TIV trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine
GSK GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals TT tetanus toxoid vaccine
HAI hemagglutinin inhibition VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
HCP health-care personnel VICP Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
HIV human immunodeficiency virus VRBPAC Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee µg micrograms


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