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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 25.03.2020 -  Suspected side effects to a medicine, vaccine, herbal or homeopathic remedy

Patients, care givers and healthcare professionals are asked to submit all suspected side effect reports using the Yellow Card scheme electronically instead of paper. This is because all MHRA staff are working remotely and no longer have access to the MHRA building since 23 March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Please note that once the MHRA regains access to its building, we will process any paper suspected side effects reported to the Yellow Card scheme. If you have sent a side effect Yellow Card after 17 March 2020, and you haven’t received an acknowledgement of your report, you may wish to resubmit your suspected side effect electronically.

We are currently unable to send paper acknowledgements and enquiry responses via post. Patients who have provided contact details for GPs or Healthcare Professionals to receive a copy of the report, will not have these sent. If required, please inform your healthcare professional of the suspected adverse reaction for which you have submitted a Yellow Card report.

You can report suspected side effects electronically via:
• the Yellow Card website
• the free Yellow Card app; download now from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
• through some clinical IT systems (EMIS/SystmOne/Vision/MiDatabank) for healthcare professionals

For any patients who do not have online access to report a suspected side effect to the Yellow Card scheme, call 0800 731 6789 for free, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. You can leave a message outside of these hours and one of our team will get back to you