What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

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Monitoring vaccine safety is a vital part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As COVID-19 vaccines become available, the public’s knowledge and confidence in their safety, both initially and during extended use, is an important part of a successful national vaccination effort. CDC remains committed to ensuring that public health officials, healthcare providers, and the public have accurate and timely information on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

During this COCA call, clinicians will learn how they can educate their patients about what to expect after COVID-19 vaccination. In addition, they will learn how they can play an important role in monitoring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. This includes encouraging patients to enroll in v-safe, a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines, and to use v-safe to report how they’re feeling. Clinicians also will learn how to report adverse events (possible side effects) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).


Tom Shimabukuro, MD, MPH, MBA
Vaccine Safety Team Lead
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

David T. Kuhar, MD
Healthcare Infection Control Team
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Call Details

When: Monday, December 14, 2020

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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Webinar ID: 161 126 4903

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