V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker for COVID-19 Vaccine
Enroll in v-safe and tell CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting any dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including updated boosters. Your participation in v-safe helps us monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone. Ready to enroll? Click below.
What is V-safe?
Download and print info sheets and a poster to learn more about v-safe, including instructions on how to enroll and complete health check-ins.
V-safe is a safety monitoring system that lets you share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. After you enroll, v-safe will send you personalized and confidential health check-ins via text messages and web surveys to ask how you feel, including if you experience any side effects after vaccination. Completing health check-ins and sharing how you feel, even if you don’t experience side effects after vaccination, helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
- Enroll during the waiting period after you get any dose of COVID-19 vaccine or soon after vaccination
- Add a dependent and complete health check-ins on their behalf
- Enter and report how you, or your dependent, feel after first, second, additional, and updated booster doses
- Available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese
- V-safe is not an official record of being vaccinated against COVID-19
- V-safe does not give medical advice
- V-safe cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments
Enroll in V-safe
You can enroll in v-safe after any dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including updated boosters, by using your smartphone and going to vsafe.cdc.gov. Have your vaccination record card available to help you remember which vaccine you received and when.
Add a Dependent in V-safe
You can add any dependent (family member, friend, or individual who relies on you for support) who is vaccinated in v-safe.
Children under age 16 years must be added to a parent or guardian’s v-safe account. You can add a dependent to your existing account or create a new account if you don’t have one yet. All v-safe communications will be sent to the parent’s or guardian’s smartphone.
Creating an account to add a dependent does not require that you enter your own vaccination information or complete health check-ins for yourself.
What Happens After I Enroll?
During the first week after each vaccination, v-safe will send you a text message each day to ask how you are feeling. After that, you will receive occasional health check-ins. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to get more information.
You can opt out at any time.
Your personal information in v-safe is protected so it’s safe and private.
Will I Ever be Contacted by V-safe Staff?
If you enroll in v-safe and report that you are pregnant at the time of vaccination or after vaccination, the CDC COVID-19 Pregnancy Registry staff* may contact you.
If you have symptoms or health problems that concern you at any time following COVID-19 vaccination, please contact your healthcare professional.
To find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.
Have questions about v-safe or need help?
If you have questions or need assistance with v-safe, these resources can help:
- V-safe Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting
- Contact CDC INFO:
Available Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET
Call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY 888-232-6348
*Abt Associates has been contracted by the CDC to contact participants for CDC’s v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry.