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State encourages residents to use V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

As more Illinois residents become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is encouraging those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination to utilize the V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker (v-safe).  

V-safe allows individuals who have received their first vaccination to get a text sent to their smartphone to remind them it’s time for their second shot. The system was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines require two doses to achieve maximum effectiveness,” said IDPH . . .

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