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 is a table of immunization and/or vaccine manufacturers. The data in this file are derived from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) HL7 Table 0227 (Manufacturers of Vaccines (MVX)).
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThis is the complete name of a manufacturer of vaccines/immunizations. The name must be at least 3 characters and no more than 75 characters.
.02mvx code(+)0;2FREE TEXTMThis is the MVX code for this manufacturer. The code is either 2 or 3 characters in length.
.03inactive flag0;3SET OF CODES1:INACTIVE
Use to show if this manufacturer is currently active. If the field is blank or contains a '0' the software sees the manufacturer as active. Enter a '1' if the manufacturer is no longer active.
.04full name0;4FREE TEXTThis is the complete name of the manufacturer. It must be at least 3 characters and no more than 100 characters in length. This is used when the full name of the manufacturer cannot be entered into the NAME field.
.05synonym #10;5FREE TEXTDThis is an alternate (or shortened) name for this manufacturer.
99.97replaced by vha standard termVUID;3POINTER9999999.04AREPLACETERMThis 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;0MULTIPLE9999999.0499Describes the pair Status and Effective Date/Time for each reference term.
201cdc notes2;1FREE TEXTThese are any added information the CDC has for this manufacturer.
1101vaccine11;0MULTIPLE9999999.0411This is a list of vaccines produced by this manufacturer.
8801mnemonic88;1FREE TEXTEnter a one or two character "identifier" for this manufacturer that can be used as a 'short-cut' in selecting the company.

Referenced by 2 types

  1. IMM MANUFACTURER (9999999.04) -- replaced by vha standard term
  2. IMMUNIZATION LOT (9999999.41) -- manufacturer