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VFC Acronyms

The following acronyms and abbreviations are used heavily throughout this VFC site. Consult the vaccines and immunizations-related glossary for the more generic acronyms used throughout the entire vaccines and immunizations site.

AAFP
American Academy of Family Physicians
AAP
American Academy of Pediatrics
ACIP
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
AFIX
Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, & Exchange
AIM
Association of Immunization Managers
AMA
American Medical Association
AOA
American Osteopathic Association
ASTHO
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
BPHC
Bureau of Primary Health Care
CoCASA
Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHIP
Children’s Health Insurance Program
CII
(The President’s) Childhood Immunization Initiative
CMS
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
DA
Direct Assistance
DT
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids
DTaP
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine
DTP
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine
DTP/Hib
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Haemophilus influenzae type B
E-IPV
Enhanced-Inactivated Polio Vaccine
EPSDT
Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic, and Treatment
ERISA
Employee Retirement Income Security Act
FA
Financial Assistance
FFS
Fee-for-Service
FMO
Financial Management Office
FTE
Full Time Equivalent
FY
Fiscal Year
FQHC
Federally Qualified Health Center
Hep B
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hib
Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine
HMO
Health Maintenance Organization
HPV
Human Papillomavirus
HRSA
Health Resources and Services Administration
IHS
Indian Health Services
IIS
Immunization Information Systems
LQA
Lot Quality Assurance
MCH
Maternal and Child Health programs
MCV4
Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines
MMR
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MUA
Medically Underserved Area
NMA
National Medical Association
NP
Nurse Practitioner
NVPO
National Vaccine Program Office
OBRA
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OMB
Office of Management and Budget
PA
Physician’s Assistant
PCV-13
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (13 valent)
PCCM
Primary Care Case Management Model
PHS
Public Health Service
PPV-23
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (23 valent)
PPO
Preferred Provider Organizations
RHC
Rural Health Clinic
RFP
Request For Proposal
Td
Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
Tdap
Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis
VFC
Vaccines for Children program
VACMAN
VACcine MANagement software
VTrckS
Vaccine Tracking System
WIC
Women, Infants and Children program

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