This is true. Per the CPT guidelines, 90471 is used for the first administration of a vaccine given IM. If you are reporting addtional vaccines given IM, you report code 90472 for each addtional vaccine you give.
90472 is an add-on code and can only be reported in conjunction with code 90471.
If the vaccines are given via the oral or intranasal route, take a look at codes 90473/90474. If the vaccines are given to a pediatric patient (age 0-18) and counseling is done prior to the vaccine, take a look at codes 90460/90461.
Hope this helps.
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