BPHC Bulletin: CDC Call Today: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

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What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) group is hosing a call TODAY about vaccine safety.

1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
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If you are unable to attend the live COCA call, it will be available for viewing on the COCA website a few hours after the live event ends.

Monitoring vaccine safety is a vital part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As 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, health care 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). 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We continually update our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage. Other available resources include our coronavirus-related funding FAQ webpage and our COVID-19 Information for Health Centers and Partners webpage.

If you have questions about the Health Center Program and COVID-19, please contact Health Center Program Support online. Select “Coronavirus Inquiries (COVID-19)” as the issue type—the third option on the “Health Center or EHBs Question” screen.

You can also call Health Center Program Support at 877-464-4772, option 2, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday (except federal holidays).