The ICE Glossary contains only terms and concepts that may require additional clarification in order to understand the ICE rules. Standard immunization evaluation and forecasting terms and concepts, e.g., vaccine, series, recommended interval, etc., are not listed in the ICE Glossary.
a calendar month (e.g., Dec 1st - Jan 1st = 1 month; Feb 1st to March 1st = 1 month)
pediatric vs. adult vaccine series/ immunization schedules
The Pediatric/Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules refer to the schedules developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The Pediatric/Adolescent Schedule refers to immunizations recommended for persons up through and including the 18th year; the Adult Schedule refers to recommended vaccines for persons 19 years and older. (see http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html).
pediatric vs. adult vaccines
Different vaccines are licensed for use at different ages. The rubric “pediatric” or “adult” when applied to a vaccine itself refers to the age of licensure for the vaccine product and not to the appropriate immunization schedule.
evaluation codes and reason codes
For a list of the evaluation codes and corresponding reason codes, e.g., Invalid/BELOW_MINIMUM_AGE_SERIES (as well as the text associated with each code), see the the Evaluation and Recommendation Codes page.
recommendation codes and reason codes
For a list of the recommendation codes and corresponding reason codes, e.g., Not_Recommended/COMPLETE (as well as the text associated with each code), see the the Evaluation and Recommendation Codes page.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Clinical Decision Support for Immunization project. In an effort to inform, evaluate, and improve the ICE rules, the ICE Workgroup reviewed the CDC CDSi project's rules (supporting documentation version 1.0 and 1.1) and logic specification documentation (version 1.2) and ran the CDC CDSi test cases (version 1.0) against the ICE rules once the ICE rules were implemented. Differences between the CDC CDSi project's rules and the ICE rules, where known, are noted within the ICE rule documentation. Additional information regarding the CDC CDSi project and its work products can be found on the CDC CDSi webpage.