Vaccine Acronyms & Abbreviations*

*Abbreviations used on U.S. immunization records.

This vaccine abbreviations page lists abbreviations used for vaccines, including some “old” or non-standard abbreviations used on immunization records.

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Abbreviations used on U.S. immunization records
AVA Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed
BCG Bacille Calmette-Guérin (Tuberculosis) Vaccine
ccIIV3 Cell-Culture Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, Trivalent (Flucelvax®)
DPT Replaced by the term DTP (see DTP for description)
DT Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, pediatric formulation
DTaP Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine, pediatric formulation (replaced DTP)
DTP or (DTwP) Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and whole-cell pertussis vaccine, pediatric formulation (no longer available)
eIPV Enhanced inactivated polio vaccine
HAV Hepatitis A Virus
HbOC Haemophilus b Oligosaccharide Conjugate (Hib) Vaccine (no longer available)
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HepA Hepatitis A Vaccine
HepB Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type b
Hib-MenCY-TT Hib-Meningococcal (Bivalent) Conjugate Vaccine (MenHibrix®)
HPV Human Papillomavirus
HPV2 Human Papillomavirus vaccine, bivalent (Cervarix®)
2vHPV Bivalent HPV vaccine (Cervarix®)
HPV4 Human Papillomavirus vaccine, quadrivalent (Gardasil®)
4vHPV Quadrivalent HPV vaccine (Gardasil®)
9vHPV 9-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil®)
IPV Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
IIV Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (formerly called TIV)
IIV3 Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, Trivalent
IIV4 Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, Quadrivalent
JE Japanese Encephalitis
JE-MB Inactivated, mouse brain-derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine (JE-Vax®) (no longer available)
JE-VC Inactivated, Vero cell culture-derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine (Ixiaro®)
LAIV Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (Nasal Spray)
LAIV4 Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (Quadrivalent)
MCV Measles antigen-containing vaccines
MCV4 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (Quadravalent)
MenACWY-TT Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Quadrivalent (MenQuadfiTM)
MenACWY-CRM Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Quadrivalent (Menveo®)
MenACWY-D Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Quadrivalent (Menactra®)
MenB Serogroup B meningococcal vaccine
MenB-FHbp Serogroup B meningococcal vaccine (Trumenba®)
MenB-4C Serogroup B meningococcal vaccine (Bexsero®)
MMR Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine
MMRV Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella Vaccine
MPSV4 Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (Quadravalent)
MR Measles-rubella Vaccine
OPV Oral Polio Vaccine (no longer available)
PCV7 (or PCV) Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (7-valent) (no longer available)
PCV13 Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (13-valent) (replaced PCV7)
PCV15 Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (15-valent)
PCV20 Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (20-valent)
PPV23 (or PPV) Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (23-valent) (replaced by the term PPSV23)
PPSV23 Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (23-valent) (formerly called PPV or PPV23)
PRP Polyribosylribitol Phosphate Polysaccharide (Hib) Vaccine (no longer available)
PRP-D Polyribosylribitol Phosphate-Diphtheria Conjugate (Hib) Vaccine (no longer available)
PRP-OMP Polyribosylribitol Phosphate-Outer Membrane Protein Conjugate (Hib) Vaccine
PRP-T Polyribosylribitol Phosphate-Tetanus Conjugate (Hib) Vaccine
PRV Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine (i.e., RotaTeq®) (replaced by the term ROTA, then by RV5)
RIV3 Recombinant Influenza Vaccine, Trivalent (Flublok®)
ROTA Rotavirus Vaccine (replaced by the terms RV1 and RV5)
RRV-TV Live, tetravalent rotavirus vaccine (RotaShield™) (no longer available)
RV1 Rotavirus Vaccine, monovalent (Rotarix®) (formerly called ROTA)
RV5 Rotavirus Vaccine, pentavalent (RotaTeq®) (formerly called ROTA)
RZV Recombinant Zoster Vaccine
Td Tetanus & diphtheria Vaccine, adult/adolescent formulation
Tdap Tetanus, diphtheria & acellular pertussis vaccine, adult/adolescent formulation
TIV Trivalent (Inactivated) Influenza Vaccine (replaced by the term IIV)
TT Tetanus Toxoid (no longer available)
Ty21a Live Oral Typhoid Vaccine
VAR Varicella Vaccine
ViCPS Vi Capsular Polysaccharide (Inactivated Typhoid) Vaccine
VZV Varicella Zoster Virus
YF Yellow Fever

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