Vaccines Information Statement

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The Vaccines Information Statement dataset includes the data of the added two-dimensional (2D) “data matrix” barcodes to Vaccine Information Statements (VIS).
This technology is designed primarily to help immunization providers record information about the VIS as is required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA).


The 2D barcoded VIS allows providers to scan the name and edition date of a VIS into an electronic medical record (EMR), IIS, or other electronic database.
Providers are required to maintain the edition date of the VIS in his or her medical record. The VIS barcode does not contain any data that is not currently on the VIS, and there is no requirement that immunizers supply VIS data to IIS.
There are two fields contained within the 2D barcode on the VIS. The first field is a code that identifies the VIS document type (MMR, seasonal influenza, anthrax, etc.). The second field is the edition date of the VIS. The VIS Lookup table contains codes for these fields that EMRs and IISs may need to add to their applications to accommodate this information and associates each code with its human readable equivalent.

EMR and IIS vendors may need to add fields to the EMR to record the VIS document type and edition date.
Currently, the VIS document type may not be recorded; the actual vaccine administered may be used by providers as a proxy. CDC suggests the addition of a field for VIS document type.

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John Snow Labs; National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases;

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US Vaccine, FDA Vaccine, Vaccine VIS

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US Vaccines Information Statement, Vaccines VIS Lookup Table

VIS_Document_Type_Description_Or_Concept_NameThe human readable text of the VISstringrequired : 1
Edition_DateVIS edition datedaterequired : 1
VIS_Fully_Encoded_Text_StringThe code for the entire barcode numerical sequence. This code contains both data items, including the AI 253.integerlevel : Nominal required : 1
VIS_GDTI_Document_Code_Or_Concept_CodeThe code for the document type. This is the same code as the first field of the VIS Fully-encoded text string. It is included to give vendors another option when structuring the translation. This code, for VIS document type, will not change over time.integerlevel : Nominal required : 1
Edition_StatusIndicates whether the VIS represented by each row is the current, or a past, edition. When a VIS is updated, a new barcode must be generated to reflect the new edition date. Both current and historical codes will be maintained in the VIS Lookup Table. While edition dates will change over time, the VIS GDTI document code will remain the same.stringenum : Array required : 1
Last_Updated_DateThe date this record was last updateddate-
VIS Document Type Description Or Concept NameEdition DateVIS Fully Encoded Text StringVIS GDTI Document Code Or Concept CodeEdition StatusLast Updated Date
Adenovirus VIS2011-07-14253088698300001111110714886983000011Historic2014-06-11
Adenovirus VIS2014-06-11253088698300001111140611886983000011Current2014-06-11
Anthrax VIS2010-03-10253088698300002811100310886983000028Historic2018-03-21
Anthrax Vaccine VIS2018-03-21253088698300002811180321886983000028Current2018-03-21
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP) VIS2007-05-17253088698300003511070517886983000035Historic2018-08-28
DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) Vaccine VIS2018-08-24253088698300003511180824886983000035Current2018-08-28
Hepatitis A VIS2011-10-25253088698300004211111025886983000042Historic2016-07-20
Hepatitis A Vaccine VIS2016-07-20253088698300004211160720886983000042Current2016-07-20
Hepatitis B VIS2012-02-02253088698300005911120202886983000059Historic2016-07-20
Hepatitis B Vaccine VIS2016-07-20253088698300005911160720886983000059Historic2018-10-12