Implementation Guide CH VACD
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Implementation Guide CH VACD, published by HL7 Switzerland. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 5.0.0-ci-build built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Vaccination Record Document

The Vaccination Record document describes the content and format of a vaccination record document. It is a compilation of all available immunization-related content and thus shows the patient’s immunization status at a specific point in time. The vaccination dossier contains the entries from the vaccination documentation, i.e. information on applied immunizations and further relevant chapters as medical and exposition risks or serology results.

This document is allowed to be used in context of the Swiss EPR but can also be used in context of data exchange next to the Swiss EPR.


A vaccination record document can be an aggregation of multiple immunization administration documents. The process of the aggregation and its criterias and problems is described here

FHIR document (Bundle)

This exchange format is defined as a document type that corresponds to a Bundle as a FHIR resource. A Bundle has a list of entries. The first entry is the Composition, in which all contained entries are then referenced.

Fig.: Vaccination Record document

Fig.: Vaccination Record document

Narrative Text Generation

The narrative text in the composition of the bundle of type document can be generated using the FHIR XML representation and the defined xslt transformer defined in this implementation guide. for further details see Narrative Text Generation


  • 1.3 Example Vaccination Record document: XML, JSON
  • 2.3 Example Vaccination Record composition: XML, JSON
  • 3.1 Example Patient: XML, JSON

Resource profiles