IND

Investigational New Drug

IOM

Institute of Medicine


MMR

measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine

MOD

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation


NAV

North American Vaccine

NIAID

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NICHD

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NVA

National Vaccine Authority

NVAC

National Vaccine Advisory Committee

NVICP

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

NVP

National Vaccine Program


OPV

oral polio vaccine


PAHO

Pan American Health Organization

PLA

Product License Application

PPPI

Pharmaceutical Producer Price Index

PTO

Patent and Trademark Office

PVD

Program for Vaccine Development (United Nations Development Program/World Health Organization)


R&D

research and development

RIVM

Rijksinstituut voor Volgezondheid en Milieuhygiene (National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, The Netherlands)


SB

SmithKline Beecham


TT

tetanus toxoid


UNDP

United Nations Development Program

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

USAMMDA

U.S. Army Medical Material Development Activity

USAMRIID

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases


VAERS

Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System


WHO

World Health Organization



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