ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T88.0

Infection following immunization

Diagnosis Code T88.0

ICD-10: T88.0
Short Description: Infection following immunization
Long Description: Infection following immunization
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T88.0

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Oth complications of surgical and medical care, NEC (T88)

Information for Patients


Also called: Vaccination

Shots may hurt a little, but the diseases they can prevent are a lot worse. Some are even life-threatening. Immunization shots, or vaccinations, are essential. They protect against things like measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Immunizations are important for adults as well as children.

Your immune system helps your body fight germs by producing substances to combat them. Once it does, the immune system "remembers" the germ and can fight it again. Vaccines contain germs that have been killed or weakened. When given to a healthy person, the vaccine triggers the immune system to respond and thus build immunity.

Before vaccines, people became immune only by actually getting a disease and surviving it. Immunizations are an easier and less risky way to become immune.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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