Yellow Card - MHRA 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 2.6 • 34 Ratings
    • Free



The Yellow Card Scheme is the UK system run by the MHRA* for collecting and monitoring information on suspected adverse reactions to all medicines including vaccines, blood factors and immunoglobulins, herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies, and all medical devices available on the UK market.

The Yellow Card app has been developed for medicines and allows users to:
> Report a suspected side effect to a medicine (including vaccines, herbal products and homeopathic remedies)
> Track new safety information published by the MHRA about medicines
> Create a watchlist for alerts to medicines of interest to you
> View numbers of reports received by the MHRA to medicines and vaccines

Suspected problems or incidents involving medical devices, defective medicines, suspected counterfeits or fake medicines can also be reported to the MHRA via the Yellow Card website at All reports received through the app or website can help the MHRA identify potential new concerns about a medicine or medical device and act as an early warning for further investigation. The MHRA will review the product if necessary, and take action to minimise risk and maximise benefit to the patients.

*The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the executive Agency of the Department of Health and Social Care; the MHRA protects and promotes public health and patient safety by ensuring that medicines, healthcare products and medical equipment are used safely and meet appropriate standards of safety, quality, performance and effectiveness.

What’s New

Version 23.0.3

Thank you for continuing to support patient safety with the Yellow Card app. This update improves general performance and allows us to bring you new features in the future. Please send us your feedback to constantly improve the app.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Loubylou101 ,

Report process takes far too long

This app is a great idea and really forces you to check in with yourself after having the Covid vaccine. However, the process of reporting side effects takes forever and requires far too much info. Should I really need to select whether my flu-like symptoms caused death?! Submitting each individual symptom separately is ridiculously time-consuming, especially when they might last for several weeks. I can imagine that many people give up after a few days and delete the app.
Perhaps a ‘how do you feel today’ section tailored for vaccine side effects would be quicker and easier to use.

Martincrts5 ,

Great idea, doesn’t work though

This app is a great idea but doesn’t work properly. It would not allow me to complete essential fields to report suspected Covid vaccine side effects. Can’t really say much more but please could you remedy this app? Getting field groups together to evaluate the app and identify where people abandon completing it would be a cheap way to help redesign it. Thank you.

granniedel ,

Oxford vaccine

Had my vaccine on 12 feb felt fine for 48hrs got up on 3rd day and felt headachey hot and cold shivery and itched from head to foot and horrendous joint pain so bad I could cry and developed a red blotch on my left bust 3weeks later still feeling the same still got mark on bust made a appointment at DRs he’s arranged for me to have blood test and X-ray have to wait 2weeks to have blood test and wait for appointment at hospital and all he could say do you think it just a coincidence I don’t know I just know I don’t feel well

App Privacy

The developer, MHRA, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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