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The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States.

VAERS provides a nationwide mechanism by which adverse events following immunization may be reported, analyzed, and made available to the public. VAERS also provides a vehicle for disseminating vaccine safety-related information to parents and guardians, health care providers, vaccine manufacturers, state vaccine programs, and other constituencies. more...





   VIDEO: An Overview
                     of VAERS

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This 10-minute video describes VAERS, who can report and how, and what happens after a VAERS report is submitted to CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 VIDEO:  Searching the
          VAERS Database

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VAERS data is available to the public. This video demonstrates how to use the VAERS search tool.



Have you or your child had a reaction following vaccination?
  1. Contact your health care provider

  2. Report the reaction 

  3. Submit Follow-Up Information

  4. Visit the National Vaccine Injury Compensation (if appropriate)

Important note: CDC and FDA do not provide individual medical treatment, advice, or diagnosis. If you need individual medical or health care advice, consult a qualified health care provider.

¿Ha tenido usted o su hijo una reacción adversa después de recibir una vacuna?
  1. Contacte a su proveedor de salud

  2. Reporte una reacción adversa
  3. Visite el Programa Nacional de Compensación por Daños Derivados de Vacunas (si es necesario)

Search VAERS Data