Have you ever had a new patient bring you an immunization record that has an unfamiliar vaccine abbreviation? Or a patient from another country with an immunization record they brought with them?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a list of acronyms and abbreviations commonly used on immunization records for just these occasions. Recently updated, the list is easily accessible from this page of the CDC’s website. The page also contains links to related information, such as translation of foreign immunization records and the standardized list of abbreviations from the ACIP.