IDPH v-Safe and VAERS Information
v-safe After-Vaccination Health Checker
CDC has created a way for patients to report how they feel after COVID-19 vaccination through a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to check in with them. Below are additional v-safe fact sheets and posters along with simple instructions to sign up.
v-safe fact sheet, poster
v-safe web site
Translated v-safe fach sheets: Spanish Korean Simplified Chinese Vietnamese
Translated v-safe posters: Spanish Korean Simplified Chinese Vietnamese
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national early warning system to detect possible safety problems in U.S.-licensed vaccines. VAERS is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS accepts and analyzes reports of adverse events (possible side effects) after a person has received a vaccination. Anyone can report an adverse event to VAERS.
Have you had a reaction following a vaccination?
- Contact your healthcare provider.
- Report an Adverse Event using the VAERS online form or the downloadable PDF.