CDC planning follow-up emails, texts for first COVID-19 vaccine recipients

Updated: September 23, 2020 05:28 PM
Created: September 23, 2020 03:28 PM

(NBCNC/WHEC) — The U.S. is still months away from having a COVID-19 vaccine, but when it does come out, federal health officials have a plan to make sure it's working.

The first Americans to get the vaccine will get daily emails and text messages from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a week.


Those messages will ask them questions, including whether or not they’ve experienced pain at the injection site, nausea or any other symptoms or health conditions.

They will also ask if those symptoms caused the vaccine recipient to miss work or see a doctor.

If they did, the CDC will call for a follow-up.

That information will be shared with the Food and Drug Administration.

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