Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

HepB hepatitis B vaccine
HES Hospital Episode Statistics (United Kingdom)
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type B conjugate vaccine
HIPC Human Immunology Project Consortium (NIH)
HPA Health Protection Agency (United Kingdom)


immunoglobulin M

IIS immunization information system
IMPACT Immunization Monitoring Program, Active (Canada)
IND Investigational New Drug
IOM Institute of Medicine
IPV inactivated poliovirus vaccine
IRB Institutional Review Board
ISO Immunization Safety Office (CDC)
ITP immune thrombocytopenic purpura


Kids’ Inpatient Database


managed care organization

MeSH medical subject headings
MMR measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
MMRV measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports


National Children’s Study

NHIS National Health Interview Survey
NHS National Health Service (United Kingdom)
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIS National Immunization Survey
NVAC National Vaccine Advisory Committee
NVPO National Vaccine Program Office


oral poliovirus vaccine


7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

PCV13 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
PDD pervasive developmental disorder
PRISM Post-Licensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring


randomized controlled trial

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