Vaccine Abbreviations


What is Vaccine?

Vaccine is a type of substance (virus or bacteria) that is introduced into the body of a person from an animal to create immunity to a certain disease or to cure an infection already installed.

The immunity created through the vaccine is based on the body’s ability to react to infectious agents by producing antibodies that fight these agents.

When a person or animal is vaccinated against a certain disease, they become immune to that disease.

The first vaccine was discovered in 1978 by the English physician Edward Jenner in his observations of the influence of cowpox on people who milked infected animals. Incidentally, the word “vaccine” derives from the Latin term “ vaccinae ”, which means “from the cow”.

Jenner observed that the infectious agent of cowpox, when in contact with the human organism, provoked its immunity to this disease.

Other important vaccines were discovered later: against rabies (developed by Pasteur in 1885), against poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), cholera, yellow fever, hepatitis, measles, typhus, tuberculosis, influenza, and, also, against diphtheria, whooping cough and rubella (triple vaccine).

Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent many vaccine-preventable diseases. The vaccination campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health aim to control (or even eradicate) diseases in Brazilian territory.

Vaccine Abbreviations

List of Acronyms Related to Vaccine

AC-125 Acellular Pertussis DTP Vaccines Containing 12.5 Micrograms
ACCV Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines
AAVP African AIDS Vaccine Programme
AMVTN African Malaria Vaccine Testing Network
AVTF Agile Vaccine Task Force
AVEG AIDS Vaccine Evaluation Group
AVA Anthrax Vaccine Absorbed
BRAVE Baltimore Regional Alliance for the Vaccine Effort
BQV Black Quarter Vaccine
CVI Children’s Vaccine Initiative
CVI Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
CAIV Cold Adapted Influenza Vaccine
CRIV Cold-Adapted Reassortant Influenza Vaccine
IVB Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
DPPT Diphtheria-Purified Pertussis-Tetanus Combined Vaccine
DHLPP Distemper, Hepatitis , Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (combined canine vaccine)
DVIC Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation
DAAV Dual Action Anthrax Vaccine
EIPV Enhanced Inactivated Polio Vaccine
EVI European Vaccine Initiative
GAVI Global AIDS Vaccine Initiative
GALV Global Alliance for Livestock Vaccines
GAVI Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization
GHAVE Global HIV AIDS Vaccine Enterprise
AMPV Group A Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
GASV Group A Streptococcal Vaccine
HBCV Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine
HVAD HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
HDCV Human Diploid Cell Vaccine
IVAC Illinois Vaccine Awareness Coalition
IPV Inactivated Polio Vaccine
IVEN Influenza Vaccine Exchange Network
IAVI International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
IAVI International AIDS Vaccine Institute
IVI International Vaccine Institute
KPV Killed Poliomyelitis Vaccine
KPV Killed Poliovirus Vaccine
LAHV Live Attenuated HIV Vaccines
LAIV Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine
LAV Live Attenuated Vaccine/Virus
LCAV Live Cold-Adapted Vaccines
LVS Live Vaccine Strain
MVI Malarial Vaccine Initiative
MVVE Measles Virus Vaccine Equivalent
MMRV Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine
MCV Measles-Containing Vaccine
MCV Meningitis Conjugated Vaccine
MCV Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine
MVAF Modern Vaccines/Adjuvants Formulation
MLV Modified Live Vaccine
MAVR Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride
MPV Multi-Peptide Vaccine
MIV Multivalent in Ovo Vaccine
MPTV Multivalent-Polyvalent Therapeutic Vaccine
NVEC National Vaccine Evaluation Consortium
NVIC National Vaccine Information Center
NVICP National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
NVPO National Vaccine Program Office
NTV Nerve Tissue Vaccine
NGA Next Generation Anthrax Vaccine
NHVREI NIAID HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative (US NIH)
NHVMAG Nigeria HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Group
OVC Omaha Vaccine Company
OPV Oral Polio Vaccine
OVG Oxford Vaccine Group
PRVI Pacific Rim Vaccine Initiative
PVS Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile
PAVE People Advocating Vaccine Education
PCV Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
PCV7 Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
PPV Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccine
PPSV Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
PPV Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
PSV Polysaccharide Vaccine
PAPCV Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Polyvalent Corpuscular Vaccine
PAVC Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Vaccine Consortium
PCEC Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine
RVA Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed
SVI Sabin Vaccine Institute
SCVD Sealy Center for Vaccine Development
SHBV Smallpox-Hepatitis B Vaccine
SAVP South African Vaccine Producers
TTCV Tetanus Toxoid-Containing Vaccine
TBV Transmission-Blocking Vaccines
TFV Trivalent Flu Vaccine
TIV Trivalent Influenza Vaccine
UKVV Ultimate Killer Virus Vaccine
VAP Vaccine Action Program
VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
VGTI Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
VIDO Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization
VAAE Vaccine Associated Adverse Events
VAFSTF Vaccine Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force
VAF Vaccine Associated Fibrosarcoma
VAND Vaccine Associated Neurotrophic Disease
VAP Vaccine Associated Paralysis
VAN Vaccine Awareness Network
VEC Vaccine Education Center
VENICE Vaccine European New Integrated Collaboration Effort
VODAFONE Vaccine Fund
VF Vaccine Fund
VISI Vaccine Identification Standards Initiative
VIG Vaccine Immune Globulin
VII Vaccine Independence Initiative
VIA Vaccine Information & Awareness
VIAM Vaccine Information and Action in Maryland
VIS Vaccine Information Statement
VICA Vaccine Injury Compensation Act
VICP Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
VICPS Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
VODS Vaccine Ordering and Distribution System
VPI Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization
VRD Vaccine Research and Development
VRC Vaccine Research Center
VRISD Vaccine Research Institute of San Diego
VSD Vaccine Safety Datalink
VSQ Vaccine Supply and Quality
VVM Vaccine Vial Monitor
VAFS Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma
VAPP Vaccine-associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis
VPD Vaccine-Preventable Disease
VRBPAC Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee
VFC Vaccines for Children
VVFC Virginia Vaccines for Children
WLCV Whole Leptospiral Cell Vaccine
WVV Whole Virus Vaccine
WCV Whole-Cell Vaccine
WLVP Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics