Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
v-safe after vaccination health checker graphic
v-safe after vaccination health checker graphic

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 an additional dose.

v-safe Overview

v-safe

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to give 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. This information helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in near real time. Depending on your answers to the v-safe questions, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. V-safe will also remind you to get additional COVID-19 vaccine doses if you need one.

v-safe

Parents and guardians can enroll adolescents (aged 12 and older) in v-safe and complete health check-ins on their behalf after they have been vaccinated for COVID-19. All adolescents in the family who are eligible to be vaccinated can be enrolled in v-safe.  Parents and guardians should use their smartphone to complete a separate v-safe registration for each adolescent. All v-safe communications will be sent to the parent’s or guardian’s smartphone.

  • V-safe is used for health check-ins.
  • V-safe is open to people aged 12 and older.
  • V-safe is used to monitor vaccine safety.
  • V-safe sends out vaccine reminders.
  • V-safe does not give medical advice.
  • V-safe cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
  • V-safe is not an official record of being vaccinated against COVID-19.

To schedule, reschedule, or cancel a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, contact the organization that set up your appointment or a vaccination provider in your area.

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

You will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card at your vaccination appointment. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination cards, including what to do if you lost or did not receive your card.

If you have symptoms or health problems that concern you at any time following COVID-19 vaccination, please contact your healthcare provider. Also, 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 report adverse events after vaccination to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting Systemexternal icon.