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Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) H1N1 Flu Home


The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a cooperative program for vaccine safety of 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 US licensed vaccines. Reports are welcome from all concerned individuals and organizations.

2009 VAERS Brochure:
English (PDF - 2.96 MB) EspaƱol (PDF - 2.16 MB)


To file a report: Report to VAERS online at
Or to Enter Data Offline: You may obtain more information about the VAERS Program and download printable copies of the VAERS form from the following Internet Sites:

  1. The VAERS Web site at Download a copy of the VAERS form (PDF 23K).
  2. The Food and Drug Administration's Web site at
  3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site at

Submissions by mail may be sent to:

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
P.O. Box 1100
Rockville, MD 20849-1100

For additional information on VAERS or vaccine safety, visit the VAERS website at or call 800-822-7967.

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Sites

Seasonal Influenza

Get info on H1N1 flu & more. Text 'Health' to 87000.

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

Flu View - A weekly influenza surveillance report

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