Acronyms

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DTP or DPT

Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

GBS

Guillain-Barré syndrome

HMO

Health maintenance organization

IOM

Institute of Medicine

LLDB

Large-linked database

NCES

National Childhood Encephalopathy Study

OPV

Oral polio vaccine

PHS

Public Health Service

RNA

Ribonucleic acid

SIDS

Sudden infant death syndrome

SSPE

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

VAERS

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

VICP

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program



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Research Strategies for Assessing Adverse Events Associated withVaccines:: A Workshop Summary Acronyms CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DTP or DPT Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine FDA Food and Drug Administration GBS Guillain-Barré syndrome HMO Health maintenance organization IOM Institute of Medicine LLDB Large-linked database NCES National Childhood Encephalopathy Study OPV Oral polio vaccine PHS Public Health Service RNA Ribonucleic acid SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome SSPE Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VICP Vaccine Injury Compensation Program