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 or your child and get more information. V-safe will also remind you to get additional COVID-19 vaccine doses if you or your child needs one.
Parents and guardians can enroll children ages 5 years and older in v-safe and complete health check-ins on their behalf after they have been vaccinated for COVID-19. All family members 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 child. All v-safe communications will be sent to the parent’s or guardian’s smartphone.
If you are enrolled in v-safe and report that you were pregnant at the time of vaccination or after vaccination, the CDC COVID-19 Pregnancy Registry staff* might contact you to learn more. If you choose to enroll in the registry, you will be contacted several times throughout your pregnancy for additional health check-ins.
*Abt Associates external iconhas been contracted by the CDC to contact participants for CDC’s v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry.
- V-safe is used for health check-ins.
- V-safe is open to people ages 5 years 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.