Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19 Vaccine Information - For Vaccine Providers - IDPH v-Safe and VAERS Information

v-safe After-Vaccination Health Checker

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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 sheetposter 

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)

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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?

  1. Contact your healthcare provider.
  2. Report an Adverse Event using the VAERS online form or the downloadable PDF.