A new online form now makes it easier to report suspected adverse reactions to a COVID-19 vaccine. The new user-friendly form will also be linked to Vaccinnet+. Therefore, certain fields will be filled in automatically in the future. Reporting adverse reactions can increase the knowledge of the safety profile of the vaccines. The FAMHP will regularly provide an update on the follow-up of the reports.
The new form is similar to the well-known FAMHP reporting form for the reporting of adverse reactions with medicinal products for human use by healthcare professionals and patients.
You can find the new form at www.eenbijwerkingmelden.be - www.notifieruneffetindesirable.be. After making the choice between patient and healthcare professional, the new form is available via the "COVID-19 vaccine" button. Both patients and healthcare professionals can log in with or without eID.
For healthcare professionals, the form will also be available via Vaccinnet+. The plan is to integrate the link into the medical software at a later stage.
For patients, the form will also be available after a login in your personal area on the website www.mijngezondheid.belgie.be - www.masanté.belgique.be.
The COVID-19 report form will be able to be completed more quickly than the existing report form. The adverse reactions are listed in the form and can be ticked. At a later stage, certain fields will be filled in automatically (e.g. vaccine name and lot number) via a link with Vaccinnet+.
Why report adverse reactions?
As for all medicinal products, it is important to report suspected adverse reactions of vaccines against COVID-19. Reporting adverse reactions can increase the knowledge of the safety profile of medicines and vaccines.
All reports are collected at European level. This allows safety signals to be quickly identified.
The results of the follow-up of adverse reactions reports will be published regularly on the FAMHP website.
No personal feedback will be given to the reporter.