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CPT 90471 | Immunization Administration | 1 Vaccine | Single Or Combination

CPT 90471 describes the administration of one vaccine, which can be a single or combination of vaccines or toxoids with the following methods: percutaneous injection, intradermal injection, subcutaneous injection, or intramuscular injectionunization session.

What Is CPT Code 90471?

CPT code 90471 describes administering a vaccine or mix of vaccines or toxoids.

CPT 90471 includes any type of injection, including percutaneous (through the skin), intradermal (just below the top layer of skin), subcutaneous (just below the skin), or intramuscular (into the muscle).

90471 describes the administration of a single or combination vaccine, a single injection containing multiple vaccines.

It is important to note that the CPT code 90471 only describes the administration of the vaccine and does not include the cost of the vaccine itself.


The CPT book describes CPT code 90471 as: “Immunization administration (includes percutaneous, intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections); 1 vaccine (single or combination vaccine/toxoid).”


Once the patient is prepared for the immunization process, the healthcare provider has several options for administering the vaccine or a mix of vaccines or toxoids.

These options include injecting the immunization through the skin using a needle and syringe, either directly into the muscle (intramuscular route) or just below the skin (subcutaneous way).

Alternatively, the provider may inject the immunization just below the top layer of the skin (intradermal route) or directly into the skin (percutaneous route).

These methods involve administering the vaccine or a mix of vaccines or toxoids during a single immunization session.

How To Use CPT 90471

If you are a healthcare provider administering a single vaccine to a patient, you can bill CPT code 90471.

However, if you administer more than one vaccine to a patient during a single immunization session, you must use an add-on code, CPT code 90472.

You should use add-on code 90472 for each vaccine or toxoid component administered during the same immunization session.

CPT code 90472 covers the administration of additional vaccines through any specified injection routes. It is used in addition to CPT 90471 to account for the other vaccines or toxoids administered to the patient.

Do not report CPT 90471 with CPT 90473.

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