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 http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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- Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
- 22.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.