Per VHA Directive, this file has been "locked down" by Data Standardization (DS). The file definition (i.e. data dictionary) shall not be modified. All additions, changes and deletions to entries in the file shall be done by Enterprise Reference Terminology (ERT) using the Master File Server (MFS), provided by the Common Services (CS). Creating and/or editing locally defined fields in the file are not permitted. Use of locally defined fields that were created prior to the VHA Directive shall not be supported. This file stores Vaccine Information Statements (VISs). These are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients. Federal law requires that healthcare staff provide a VIS to a patient, parent, or legal representative before each dose of certain vaccinations.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThis is the name of the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS).
.02edition date0;2DATE-TIMEThis is the edition date of this Vaccine Information Statement distributed by the CDC.
.03edition status0;3SET OF CODESC:CURRENT
This is the status of this edition of this Vaccine Information Statement (VIS). A status of CURRENT indicates this VIS is in current use. A status of HISTORIC indicates this VIS is no longer in use.
.04language0;4POINTER.85This is the language translation of this Vaccine Information Statement (VIS).
2vis text2;0WORD-PROCESSINGThis is the text of the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS).
99.97replaced by vha standard termVUID;3POINTER920AREPLACETERMThis field is populated when one Term/Concept replaces another Term/Concept. This field is controlled by standardization and should only be changed by standardization processes. This field contains a pointer to a VHA standard term that replaces this entry.
99.98master entry for vuid(+)VUID;2BOOLEAN1:YES
This field identifies the Master entry for a VUID associated with a Term/Concept.
99.99vuid(+)VUID;1FREE TEXTAVUIDVHA Unique ID (VUID). A unique meaningless integer assigned to reference terms VHA wide.
99.991effective date/timeTERMSTATUS;0MULTIPLE920.99Describes the pair Status and Effective Date/Time for each reference term.
1002d bar code(+)100;1FREE TEXTBCThis is the barcode from the CDC VIS barcode lookup table.
101vis url101;1FREE TEXTThis is the URL for this vaccine information statement. The URL may be used to access this vaccine information statement directly over the internet from the CDC website.

Referenced by 1 types

  1. VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENT (920) -- replaced by vha standard term