ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V03.6

Vaccin for pertussis

Diagnosis Code V03.6

ICD-9: V03.6
Short Description: Vaccin for pertussis
Long Description: Need for prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against pertussis alone
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V03.6

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (V01-V09)
      • V03 Need for prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against bacterial diseases

Information for Patients


Whooping Cough

Also called: Pertussis

Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough so hard that you vomit.

Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and children. It's especially dangerous for infants. The coughing spells can be so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe.

To make a diagnosis, your doctor may do a physical exam, blood tests, chest x-rays, or nose or throat cultures.

Before there was a vaccine, whooping cough was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood deaths in the U.S. Now most cases are prevented by vaccines. If you have whooping cough, treatment with antibiotics may help if given early.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccines: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pertussis
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (American Academy of Family Physicians)


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