ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V05.8

Vaccin for disease NEC

Diagnosis Code V05.8

ICD-9: V05.8
Short Description: Vaccin for disease NEC
Long Description: Need for prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against other specified disease
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V05.8

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (V01-V09)
      • V05 Need for other prophylactic vaccination and inoculation against single diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Requires a course of gamma globulin
  • Requires a meningitis vaccination

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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, diphtheria, tetanus, 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

  • Immunizations - diabetes

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