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National Immunization Program

 (NIP)
an organizational component of the centers for disease control and prevention, charged with preventing disease, disability, and death from vaccine-preventable diseases in children and adults.
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Minister Bassil should have waited before answering it and should have given a chance to turn it into an initiative to be followed by practical steps," Tueni said, adding, "But the fact of matter and the response to it affirm that (Geagea's) appeal has been nipped in the bud and that the struggle between the two magnates will continue."
"It was handbags at 10 paces at the entrance to our changing room and it was soon nipped in the bud.
Council staff said they hoped it would provide a splash of colour but some residents thought the idea should have been nipped in the bud.
Any epidemic must be nipped in the bud now and vital vaccines should be offered to the young and old.
To call this mischief is totally ludicrous and the police will have to come down hard on those who are involved in this sort of behaviour as if it is not nipped in the bud, we will soon have anarchy and social unrest and this is not an exaggeration.
With his career nipped in the bud, Bell, perhaps humming the "Me and Bobby McGee" lyric about freedom being another word for nothing left to lose, filed a 187-page ethics complaint against Tom DeLay; the powerful House Majority Leader and engineer of the hyper-aggressive redistricting scheme that claimed Bell's seat.