T88.0: Infection following immunization

You have recently been vaccinated. You now have problems.

You can be vaccinated against various pathogens. Vaccination is intended to help the immune system become familiar with a pathogen. After the vaccination, the immune system produces certain substances to fight the pathogens. If you come into contact with the pathogens later, the immune system can then take action against them more quickly. The pathogens are then no longer able to harm the body as much, if at all.

After a vaccination, many people experience mild discomfort. The injection site may be red or swollen. There may also be some pain. You have an inflammation after the vaccination. It may be an inflammation caused by pathogens. It does not have to be the pathogen which you were vaccinated against. Other pathogens can also enter the body through the injection site.


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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