Reporting And Data

Adverse Reaction to Vaccines (VAERS)

Latest Update: August 11, 2020

Reporting Information

Healthcare providers are required by law to report to VAERS:

Healthcare providers are strongly encouraged to report:

  • Any adverse event that occurs after the administration of a vaccine licensed in the United States, whether or not it is clear that a vaccine caused the adverse event
  • Vaccine administration errors

Responsible Party

Who Must Report?

Healthcare providers


When Do I Report?

On occurrence, "promptly"


How Do I Report?

CDC/FDA via Vaccine Adverse Event Report Systems Form (VAERS)

Two Ways to Submit an Online Report to VAERS

Option 1 - Report Online to VAERS (Preferred): Submit a VAERS report online. The report must be completed online and submitted in one sitting and cannot be saved and returned to at a later time. Your information will be erased if you are inactive for 20 minutes; you will receive a warning after 15 minutes.

Option 2 - Report using a Writable PDF Form: Download the Writable PDF Form to a computer. Complete the VAERS report offline if you do not have time to complete it all at once. Return to this page to upload the completed Writable PDF form by clicking here.

Contact Information

If you need further assistance with reporting to VAERS, please email info@VAERS.org or call 1-800-822-7967.


The legal mandate requiring reporting
Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.