V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
Get vaccinated. Get your smartphone. Get started with v-safe.
Use your smartphone to tell CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Your participation in v-safe helps us monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone.
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What is v-safe?
V-safe provides personalized and confidential health check-ins via text messages and web surveys so you can quickly and easily share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. This information helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in near real time.
- Enrolling is fast and easy! Sign up during the waiting period after you get any dose of COVID-19 vaccine or at any time 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 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 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. Your personal information in v-safe is protected so it’s safe and private*. You can opt out at any time.
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.
Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
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 live v-safe support:
Available Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET
Call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY 888-232-6348
*Abt Associates external iconhas been contracted by the CDC to contact participants for CDC’s v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry.