SMART Health Cards: Vaccination & Testing Implementation Guide
0.6.2 - STU 1 (Ballot Version) International flag

SMART Health Cards: Vaccination & Testing Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International - Public Health Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.6.2). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: Vaccine: SNOMED CT

Official URL: Version: 0.6.2
Active as of 2022-06-27 Computable Name: VaccineSNOMED

Copyright/Legal: This value set includes content from SNOMED CT, which is copyright © 2002+ International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), and distributed by agreement between IHTSDO and HL7. Implementer use of SNOMED CT is not covered by this agreement

This value set includes codes identifying vaccine products from SNOMED Clinical Terms®, specifically descendants of 787859002 (“Vaccine product”).

Descendants of this code from any edition of SNOMED CT MAY be used in elements bound to this value set. All SNOMED codes regardless of edition share the same canonical URI (, which means that from a conformance perspective, this value set does not differentiate between SNOMED CT editions.

However, successfully validating resources with elements bound to this value set requires a terminology server that supports the SNOMED edition used by the implementer.

The terminology server used for publishing this Implementation Guide ( supports the following SNOMED CT editions as of publishing:

  • International
  • Australia
  • Canada

The relevant codes from these SNOMED CT editions are included in the value set expansion below.

Note that this value set expansion may be out of date, and may not include COVID-19-related codes. Implementers SHALL defer to the canonical list of COVID-19-related SNOMED International codes, or the national edition equivalent, for COVID-related vaccines when it does not match the codes listed below.

Note that some of the SNOMED-CT codes that are part of this value set expansion, including the COVID-19-related SNOMED codes, may be used under the a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License as part of the SNOMED Global Patient Set. Please refer to to determine which specific SNOMED codes may be used under this license.


Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



No Expansion for this valueset (Unknown Code System)

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code