V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
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Get vaccinated.

Get your smartphone.

Get started with v-safe.

Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers to the web surveys, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. V-safe will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.

Note: V-safe cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments, nor serve as an official record of being vaccinated against COVID-19. You will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card at your vaccination appointment. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 vaccination cards, including what to do if you lost or did not receive your card.

If you need to schedule, reschedule, or cancel a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, contact the location that set up your appointment or a vaccination provider in your area. This may be your state or local health department, employer, or vaccination provider.

V-safe does not provide medical advice. If you have symptoms or health problems that concern you at any time following COVID-19 vaccination, please contact your healthcare provider. In addition, if you have not been able to report your post-vaccination experience in v-safe (because of a missed or expired health check-in), you can also report adverse events after vaccination to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting Systemexternal icon.

How to register and use v-safe

You will need your smartphone and information about the COVID-19 vaccine you received. This information can be found on the vaccination record card you received during your vaccination; if you cannot find your card, please contact your healthcare provider.

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Registration Process

  1. Go to vsafe.cdc.gov. Read the onscreen instructions and click Get Started.
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  2. Enter your name, mobile number, and other requested information. Click Register.
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  3. You will receive a text message with a verification code on your smartphone. Enter the code in
    v-safe and click Verify.
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  4. At the top of the screen, click Enter vaccine information.
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  5. Select which COVID-19 vaccine you received (you can find this on your vaccination record card; if you cannot find your card, please contact your healthcare provider). Enter the date you were vaccinated. Click Next.
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  6. Review your vaccine information. If the information is correct, click Submit. If it’s not correct, click Go Back to correct it.
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  7. Congrats! You’re all set! If you complete your registration before 2 p.m. local time, v-safe will start your initial health check-in around 2 p.m. that day. If you register after 2 p.m., v-safe will start your initial health check-in immediately after you register — just follow the instructions.

Registration before 2 p.m. local time:

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Registration after 2 p.m. local time:

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What happens next?

You will receive a mid-afternoon reminder text message from v-safe  for the next check-in. Just click the link in the text message to start your check-in.

Complete a v-safe health check-in

  1. When you receive a v-safe check-in text message on your smartphone, click the link when you’re ready. Remember: Links to v-safe daily surveys expire at 11:59 PM local time on the day you received the link. Links to weekly surveys expire at 11:59 PM local time on day 6 after you received the link.
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  2. Follow the instructions to complete your check-in.
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Need help with v-safe?

Troubleshooting

Frequently Asked Questions

Live v-safe support:
Available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY 888-232-6348

Email:

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