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 is a table of contraindications regarding immunizations and skin tests. The data for this table is derived from the CDC table Vaccinations Contraindications.
.01name0;1FREE TEXTBThis is the name of the specific situation in which an immunization, skin test or other procedure should not be used because it may be harmful to the patient.
.02concept code0;2FREE TEXTCThe CONCEPT CODE as it came from the CDC.
This field indicates if this contraindication is active or inactive.
.04nip0040;4FREE TEXTThis is the National Immunization Program (NIP) defined table NIP004 value related to this contraindication.
.05hl7 codeVUID;4FREE TEXTThis is the corresponding HL7 code for this contraindication.
.06contraindication/precaution(+)0;5SET OF CODESP:PRECAUTION
A value of 'C' indicates that this is a Contraindication, and a value of 'P' indicates that this is merely a Precaution.
1concept name1;1FREE TEXTThe CONCEPT NAME as it came from the CDC.
2concept definition2;1FREE TEXTThe CONCEPT DEFINITION as it came from the CDC.
3immunizations limited to3;0MULTIPLE920.43These are the Vaccines that apply to this Contraindication (or Precaution). If this list is empty, then the Contraindication applies to all Vaccines.
99.97replaced by vha standard termVUID;3POINTER920.4AREPLACETERMThis 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;0MULTIPLE920.499Describes the pair Status and Effective Date/Time for each reference term.

Referenced by 2 types

  1. IMM CONTRAINDICATION REASONS (920.4) -- replaced by vha standard term
  2. V IMM CONTRA/REFUSAL EVENTS (9000010.707) -- contraindication/refusal