VaxTextSM COVID-19 Vaccination Second-Dose Reminder

VaxText is a free text messaging platform that providers can offer to their patients. Patients can opt in to conveniently receive text message reminders to get their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. VaxText offers the added benefit of reminding patients to sign up for v-safe, a tool that allows people to report adverse outcomes following vaccination.

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About the VaxTextSM text messaging service

The VaxText text messaging resource is a free, no cost to the provider or patient, service you can offer to vaccine recipients if you do not already have a text or email reminder system in place. By texting ENROLL to 1-833-VaxText (829-8398), vaccine recipients can opt in to receive a weekly text reminder for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine or a reminder for when they are overdue for their second dose, in English or Spanish.

The VaxTextSM text messaging service will ask vaccine recipients who participate for basic vaccination information (i.e., vaccination date, COVID-19 vaccine name) so it can provide reminders based on the correct vaccination schedule (e.g., 21 or 28 days between first and second doses). The VaxTextSM service will not collect any personally identifiable information or personal health information from users and users can opt out or stop receiving messages at any time, even after they enroll.

Vaccine recipients that participate will also receive information on COVID-19 vaccines, links to additional information on the CDC website and a prompt to sign up for v-safe, CDC’s new active vaccine safety monitoring system.

Simply ask vaccine recipients to text ENROLL to 1-833-VaxText (829-8398) to start getting their weekly second dose reminders.

Page last reviewed: December 4, 2020