Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data containing reports of health problems, including deaths, following receipt of federally recommended vaccines that have been filed with the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).1 2 The latest release of VAERS data included descriptions of 438,441 adverse event reports following COVID-19 vaccinations, including 9,048 deaths3 that occurred after adults and children 12 years of age and older received experimental COVID-19 vaccines developed and manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna/NIAID, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen that are being distributed under a special Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)4 5pending licensure of the vaccines.
There have been more deaths reported to VAERS following COVID-19 vaccinations than for any other federally recommended vaccine since VAERS became operational in 1990.6
When deaths related to COVID-19 vaccines that occurred outside the United States are eliminated from the 9,048 total deaths reported to VAERS, the CDC reports there are just under 6,000 deaths following COVID-19 vaccinations administered in the U.S. that have been reported to the vaccine safety monitoring system. On July 7, 2021, the CDC stated on its website:7
Reports of death after COVID-19 vaccination are rare. More than 331 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through July 6, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 5,946 reports of death (0.0018%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. FDA requires healthcare providers to report any death after COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS, even if it’s unclear whether the vaccine was the cause. Reports of adverse events to VAERS following vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem.
The CDC denies there is a link between death and COVID-19 vaccines, except a potential causal relationship between the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 and thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) that involves blood clots and low platelets that can cause death.8
VAERS is a centralized vaccine reaction reporting system that was among the safety provisions secured by parents of DPT vaccine injured children in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, an historic law in which Congress for the first time acknowledged that vaccine injuries and deaths are real and that vaccine safety should be made a national priority to protect the health of children.9 Under the 1986 Act, doctors and other medical workers administering federally recommended for children, which includes recommended vaccines that are also given to adults, are required to report adverse events following vaccination to VAERS,10 11 but there is no legal sanction for failing to report. Vaccine adverse event reports can also be filed by those who have received the vaccines, a parent or guardian of a minor child, or a family member.12
More Adverse Events Reported Following COVID-19 Vaccinations Than For Any Other Vaccine
Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID COVID-19 were granted an EUA to distribute their mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in December 202013 14 and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen were granted an EUA to distribute their adenovirus vectored COVID-19 vaccine in February 2021.15 Since then, the COVID-19 vaccine has become associated with the highest number of adverse events reported to VAERS since it began operating in 1990, with influenza vaccine generating the second highest number of adverse event reports (190,307) to VAERS. Pertussis-containing vaccines have generated 170,372 adverse event reports and hepatitis B containing vaccines have generated 95,533 adverse event reports to VAERS.16
Compared to the number of adverse event reports filed in VAERS for other federally recommended vaccines, there have been more deaths reported following receipt of COVID-19 vaccines than for any other vaccine since VAERS became operational in 1990. For example, out of a total of 17,875 deaths following vaccination reported to VAERS since 1990, there have been 3,199 reported deaths associated with pertussis containing vaccines; 2,789 reported deaths associated with Haemophilus influenzae Type B (Hib) containing vaccines; 2,235 reported deaths associated with hepatitis B containing vaccines, and 1,947 reported deaths associated with influenza vaccines.17
According to a 2011 study funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), less than one percent of vaccine adverse events are reported to the government. That study concluded:18
Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health.
VAERS Accepts Reports from Vaccine Providers and the Public
The National Vaccine Information Center, a charitable non-profit organization founded by parents of DPT vaccine injured children in 1982 to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education, sponsors MedAlerts, which is a user-friendly search engine of vaccine adverse event data reported to VAERS. Before conducting a search, MedAlerts advises users to read the following CDC disclaimer:19
VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to the system. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. In large part, reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind.
In describing VAERS, the CDC states that, “about 85 to 90 percent of the reports describe mild side effects such as fever, arm soreness, and crying or mild irritability. The remaining reports are classified as serious, which means that the adverse event resulted in permanent disability, hospitalization, life-threatening illness, or death.”20
Make a vaccine adverse event report to VAERS here.
Mainstream Media Attacking VAERS
As the numbers of health problems following COVID-19 vaccinations, including deaths, continue to generate record breaking numbers of adverse event reports to VAERS, mainstream media outlets are publishing articles that attack the integrity of VAERS and question whether non-medical professionals should be allowed to report to or have access to information in the publicly accessible vaccine safety monitoring system.21 22 One vaccine developer and pro-mandatory vaccination proponent quoted in Politifact said, “it’s a noisy system that frankly is more frightening than helpful,” suggesting that VAERS data should be hidden from the public so it can only be analyzed by government health officials.23
However, in an article published in Newsweek, a University of Pennsylvania professor defended the transparency of VAERS, offering the perspective that a transparent system that has the potential to be misused is better than leaving people in the dark:24
“With public access, there’s going to be misinterpretation of the data there,” she said. “But without public access, I think it’s worse. Because then you just have people imagining what’s there. And that can really be worse.”
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1 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fact Sheet for Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS): A National Program for Monitoring Vaccine Safety.
2 CDC. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS): How VAERS works. Apr. 8, 2021.
3 MedAlerts. Search from the 7/2/2021 release of VAERS data: Found 438,441 cases where Vaccine is COVID-19.
4 FDA. Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines Explained. Nov. 20, 2020.
5 FDA. Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19: Guidance for Industry. May 25, 2021.
7 CDC. Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination. July 7, 2021.
9 National Vaccine Information Center. 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. Also The Original 1986 Law.
10 42 U.S.C. United States Code, 2016 edition. Title 42 – The Public Health and Welfare Chapter 6A – Public Health Service. Subchapter XIX – Vaccines. Part 2 – National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Subpart c – ASSURING A SAFER CHILDHOOD VACCINATION PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATED STATES Sec. 300aa-25. Recording and reporting of information.
11 CDC. 10 Things Healthcare Providers Need to Know About the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) 2019.
12 Fisher BL. DIY if Your Doctor Won’t Report Vaccine Reactions to VAERS. NVIC Newsletter June 2, 2021.
13 FDA. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Dec. 11, 2020.
14 FDA. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Dec. 18, 2020.
15 FDA. Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine – EUA for an Unapproved Product Review Memorandum. Feb. 27, 2021.
18 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Electronic System for Public Health Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. AHRQ 2011.
19 CDC. VAERS Data: Disclaimer.
20 CDC. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS): Information Collected from Reports. Apr. 8, 2021.
21 Dupuy B. Data from vaccine reporting site being misrepresented online. Associated Press Feb. 4, 2021.
22 Wagner B. Fact check: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System isn’t proof of COVID-19 vaccine deaths. USA Today June 28, 2021.
23 Settles G. Federal VAERS database is a critical tool for researchers, but a breeding ground for misinformation. Politifact May 3, 2021.
24 Goldin M, Gregory J, McDonald K. How a well-meaning U.S. govermment database fuels dangerous vaccine misinformation. Newsweek May 25, 2021.
I can’t believe what I’m reading but I’m not surprised with the reports of adverse reactions. The public is encouraged to take these vaccines, not being informed of deaths and not knowing how these vaccines will affect their health in the future.
And yet you neglect to take into account the FACT that they NEVER showed in link between the vaccine and any of these deaths, except the J&J and blood clots in one particular group. ALL deaths must be reported, regardless of cause, please re-read this article, so that means there is zero evidence that they died FROM the vaccine!
And yet they never showed a correlation between deaths in relation
to covid-19 a cold/flu virus which is what is, and never accounted for or included Comorbidities in determining death. And maybe you should
reread the articles and the instances of not only deaths but adverse reactions as well, had you done that you would have seen a correlation as none of the people with the adverse reactions and or deaths had any history or inclination which would have caused such reactions to the injections other then the injection itself.
Sounds a bit naive, Linda, since we have long known how CDC long ago admitted to inflating the numbers of deaths, using deaths from a number of other categories, in cases where COV19 positive was secondary to actual cause. When a 99.8% survival rate among those infected is the average, one of the greatest questions should be: “why does CDC & governments continue to refer to this as a pandemic?”
It is no secret among healthcare professionals that the vaccine is causing strokes, paralysis, cardiac changes, protein spikes, constant tremors & other ailments that cannot be figured out.
This is the first vaccine that tells your cells what to do. There will no doubt there will be bad side effects. It is already happening in the short-term, we have no idea what long-term effects there will be. You cant blame anyone for not taking it.
Come on, you are fine one day, you take an injection and are dead within hours or days and you don’t think they are related? You think they are going to autopsy everyone to prove COD? Although that sounds like the argument one would make for the therepeutics working for doctors in the field. There is no proof they got better from the therapeutics, right?
My 16 year-old grandson, in excellent health, received his first Pfizer covid 19 “shot”. How can I convince his parents to omit the second? Any statistics or advice?
Freedom of choice also means freedom to make bad decisions. Many articles about teens getting myocarditis and pancreatitis from these shots out there.
Actually no there isnt “many articles” on that.
Here are a few articles on it:
Vaers was developed to give the public a resource yet it is constantly attacked for being unreliable.
Something is definitely fishy.
Beverly P. Hope I caught you in time. May I suggest you print out or show this and other pertinent articles on this site to your grandson and especially his parents. Feel free to visit healthimpactnews.com and it will break your heart. Along with news. The editor at that site has pretty much built a memorial to numerous people, who have died after receiving covid injections including adverse medical reactions. You will see people from all walks of life, most races, and every age group.
I tried to show a co-worker how many death reports, images of covid shot victims, and stories about the devastating outcomes the covid injections have had on so many people. Instead of trying to learn the truth before she got jabbed. The woman looked at me like she thought I was lying to her. I stopped bothering to warn people about covid shots around April of this year. As far as I know. It was futile for me to bother trying to warn anyone who didn’t know that the covid injections were not even approved by the FDA. As though that would have made a difference. Good luck with your next warning to your family.
Again, please note, ALL deaths after vaccinations must be reported, regardless of cause of death! What that means is there has NEVER been conclusive evidence shown yet that anybody has died as a result of the vaccine! The exception is stated in the article, the J&J vaccine to one particular group who may get blood clots, but thats it! Please stop the fear mongering!
Better wake up Linda. Maybe you are one of the lucky ones. That doesn’t mean vaccine injuries don’t happen to other people. I won’t say “I hope it doesn’t happen to a family member of yours”.
The truth is people are dying from this vaccine.
so, if you die from a heart attack and test poz for covid, its covid. but if you die from an aneurism after the vax, it’s not the vax? It doesn’t work both ways honey.
One other interesting component is why are the two largest National Hospital organizations forcing their employees (both direct and full remote) to get the vaccine? If our medical community who deals with medical related illnesses and vaccine related illnesses that see the truth… why are they being forced? I’ve spoken with several medical professionals at their place of work who have shared they don’t intend on getting it although have to be discreet about sharing it due to backlash/retaliation.
Must be? You do realize many doctors will say what you say, the vaccine didn’t cause that death and won’t report it as such. Linda isn’t short for MeLinda is it?
EVERYONE knows what a mess government makes of everything.
If they were in charge of the Sahara dessert, they would run out of sand in short order.
The government is working with big Pharma, (whose prime motivator is money, I hate to tell you), a big business. Big business and big government are atrocities to freedoms of all people.
Why do you trust an Emergency Use Authorization creation of a bunch of drugs, where therapeutics have been proven to work but suppressed to keep the EUA, and any doctors with dissenting opinions are cancelled and not even allowed to debate?
And now the “durability” of the vaccine is in question.
The immunity might be less than that acquired naturally.
That breakthrough cases and deaths are increasing.
That mask efficacy against a virus is a joke.
That children are statistically at zero risk, but need to wear masks that not only cannot stop a virus, but end up with all sorts of bacteria in them and cause other problems to otherwise healthy children.
We have been lied to since day 1.
People are waking up as the numbers roll in, and they don’t support the gov position…
Stop pushing your OPINIONS on others LINDA… And you’re wrong when you say that “all deaths after vaccinations MUST be reported”,that is untrue…. National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, an historic law in which Congress for the first time acknowledged that vaccine injuries and deaths are real and that vaccine safety should be made a national priority to protect the health of children.9 Under the 1986 Act, doctors and other medical workers administering federally recommended for children, which includes recommended vaccines that are also given to adults, are required to report adverse events following vaccination to VAERS,10 11 but THERE is NO LEGAL SANCTION FOR FAILING TO REPORT… Health care professionals are suppose to report adverse reactions and deaths after vaccines FOR CHILDREN but if it isn’t ENFORCED then MOST WILL NOT COMPLY ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY GET PAID FOR PUSHING THE BIG AGENDA LIKE YOU ARE….. what good is a law that isn’t ENFORCED… Many people have been shut down, censored, defamed, doxed, threatened for speaking out about what’s happen to them, atleast those that can still speak after the shot. One 13 yr old girl who volunteered to HELP who’s daddy is a doctor is one who can’t speak any longer and she is wheel chair bound as well after these shots… They are EXPERIMENTAL… Id be interested to see your response to that.. lete guess you think because the FDA has “approved” them for EMERGENCY USE… It takes YEARS AND YEAR ACTUALLY A COUPLE OF DECADES BEFORE ANY MEDICINE ?? OR VACCINE IS APPROVED FOR ALL PUBLIC USE. AND EVEN AFTER THESE PHARMACEUTICALS ARE PRESCRIBED AND GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC, &WITHIN THE 1ST 10 YRS OF APPROVAL THE KINKS ARE STILL BEING IRONED OUT WHICH IS WHY AFTER FDA APPROVAL SO MANY CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS COME UP BEFORE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES ARE FORCED TO PULL THE DRUGS AND START AND CORRECT OR discontinue use… Those are facts!!!! I’m. Curious as s to why you are SO hell bent on ignorantly trying so hard to convince people these shots are safe!!! Who do u work for!?
You have my Full support Linda.
And the fellow who died in a motorcycle accident wouldn’t have died if not for COVID-19. Are you sure your name isn’t Karen?
I would send them some informative links about real numbers, reports and doctors who care about people`s health…
Real reports – long list of reports by scrolling down:
Dr. Carrie Madej explains the injection in details…
I posted a few articles on myocarditis below replying to Bob and Linda. Ask them if young people have a much higher rate of survival of Covid, why would you give an experimental drug to someone that has 99+% surviving the actual disease and risk their health? This is still an experiment, it’s only approved for emergency use. Every time I ask that question I get the same answer- people just want to get back to normal and are afraid they can’t travel. You can still catch Covid, you can still spread Covid, they still have to wear masks in many places. People are so desperate to go back to “normal” they are giving away their freedom and their bodies to the powers that be.
And what good would traveling be if you were going to die from the vaccine.
Would you take a plane flight if the risk of crashing was high. Oh well you just don’t know, and you just don’t know about what will happen after you take a vaccine. NO ONE knows what will happen in September, October or November, or next year or the year after. People need to respect their bodies and what goes in. I just say no to drugs. I also look both ways before I cross the street.
When Harvard did an active reporting system for vaccination on over 30,000 people they found a significantly higher number of adverse reactions as what was being reported through VAERS. This study was actually shut down by the CDC before the data was published. It is also estimated that only 1% of adverse reactions are actually reported to the CDC VAERS site. This will tell you that the damage from this experimental gene modification “vaccine” is creating a far greater catastrophe than is actually being reported. We still do not know of the long term effects of the spike protein entering other organs of our body. A recent article in the media was talking about the autoimmune response to the vaccine, others about ovarian damage, and of course cardiovascular issues. Considering the 99.8 percent survival rate from covid in the first place, it may be more prudent to just contract the disease and acquire a natural immunity, something medicine seems to have forgotten exists.
Wake up web site! This is NOT a vaccination by any stretch. It is an experimental mRNA spike protein injection without any substantial testing of which there is absolutely ZERO knowledge of the long term effects. Totally apart from ALL other vaccines that have been tested for at least 7-10 years or longer.
COVID vaccine is very deadly and dangerous!
It is the most deadly vaccine on Earth ever. With a death rate of 18 per million jabs ?and riseing it should never been approved or recommend for
people under 30 years old. Even in USA that has > 3 × the covid death rate of the planet.
Their was a many death reported in 1 covid ? as 25 flu ?+ 3 tetnas ?in USA residents 18 to 49 years.
The death rate for USA residents under 20 years from Covid is about 2 per million.
As of July 14 ; 335 USA children under 18 years died from COVID and we believe the worst is over.
If we continue to ? our children : soon they will be dieing faster from the ? then from Covid.
I stay healthy with blueberries, zink supplement vitamin D3 and vitamin C and no added sugar.
A man’s 21 yr old son, Tyler Swain, was found dead in his apartment after his 2nd dose of vaccine – June 6th, 2021 (Sacramento). Distraught family has been censored by #Nextdoor & #Facebook when they try to share their horrific experience. As you will read in this article – not even an autopsy can determine if a vaccine caused someone’s death or illness – so the CDC can get away with saying “there’s no proof the vaccine causes death/illness”. Not even an AUTOPSY. So why even bother taking stats anyway? They’re not going to find a way to determine if vaccines cause death/illness ANYWAY. https://kutv.com/news/local/utah-woman-39-dies-4-days-after-2nd-does-of-covid-19-vaccine-autopsy-ordered
No proof was needed to show Covid “alone,” killed anyone, yet they racked up the number of deaths. Even those killed in car accidents (more than one such report,) were added because hospitals received money for ever Covid death they reported. Under 18 years, not one know Covid death without a second cause, such as a cancer or greater, has been reported.
Linda, if you want to get vaccinated then get vaccinated. You have no reason or right to push your opinions through capitalized words or exclamation points on the rest of us. Many people believe in their God given immune system and treat their bodies well without medical intervention. This is America, Linda. Familiarize yourself with ALL OF OUR constitutional rights. God bless.
Constitutional rights? A lib would say you don’t have any during a plandemic…
Those who say there is no evidence that the deaths reported on VAERS are vaacine related need to come up with an alternative. The burden of proof is on them to prove the deaths were not vaacine related. They have to prove that correlation is not causation. They need to put up, or shut up. Hiding behind a wall of willful ignorance is not good enough.
Everyone has a right to choice. My husband 67, one daughter 38, another 30 took the vaccine. I’m 60 and a smoker but I’m not taking it! I feel I will run the odds of getting it and surviving being better then a ginney pig for billionaires to make more money and have more control. If I die then it be God’s will! But I will not judge those who do. What’s between me and God, is between me and God; and you have to make those choices for yourself. I DO NOT want my grandchildren vaccinated with this experiment. I am educated and can see the odds clearly, be those as they may, per the age groups.
Great debate everyone. The bottom line is the rate of Covid survival between 98-99% vs and untested vaccine solution injected into your body. The only facts so far are 1) the vaccine does not prevent contracting Covid; 2) the vaccine does not prevent the spread of Covid; 3)the push is on to make the vaccine mandatory; 4) negative statistics against the vaccine are being suppressed. Doesn’t give you the confidence needed to believe the vaccine is for the good of the masses. And why is the world ignoring the facts surrounding where Covid came from? Why are we listening to Fauci and the WHO, CDC, our own federal govt when they’ve been caught in known lies about this?
“There’s no proof these deaths are CAUSED by the vaccine”. And no proof they’re NOT, because those in charge AREN’T BOTHERING to track results of this experiment.
Isn’t if funny that people believe the Covid death numbers but dont believe the covid vaccine death or permanet disability numbers. Sheep will be sheep.
Linda is one of many shill-tards that’s paid by Big Pharma and Big Med. to coverup their lethal crimes. Millions will die from the Death Wish injection disquised as a vaccine to avoid liability. Anyone who trust The elite luciferian, inbred, psycopaths, Gates, Fauci and their Liers-R-Us media will regret having these poisons injected. The scam-demic is an Event 2019 ..years in the making New World Order eugenics ultimate mass murder scheme. Take the jab..end up on a slab wearing a toe tag.
Just can’t figure out why on every page that I go to on the VAERS site I have to click and sign a waiver that I have read their stupid comments about not being verified. Why are they not verifying it. Also they indicate that they do not update once it has been verified….why not? Why not have a section of reports filed by doctors and qualified practitioners only. Why because then they can’t say that the public submitted some of it so it can’t be accurate.
Simple solution take the time to verify if the deaths were caused by vaccine or not. Then again who but the doctor can attest to that. Somebody sitting behind a chair that looks for an underlying condition in the health records to say it was not. All those people on line with seriuos adverse affects that can’t get anyone to acknowledge it. Outweighs the risk they say….unless it happens to your family or friends
GJ hits the nail squarely on the head. If you get the vaccine, you can still get covid and spread covid. So what again would be the purpose of the jab other than $37 per shot for big pharma?
I’m excited about a scientific answer.
“Adverse reactions from vaccines are rare”
“The benefits outweigh the risks”
Tomorrow, if your 12-year old has a heart attack or your spouse has a stroke following a vaccination…
Will you then comfort yourself by saying “It’s okay, because it was rare and the benefit outweighed the risk”?
“FDA requires healthcare providers to report any death after COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS, even if it’s unclear whether the vaccine was the cause.”
Good for the goose; good for the gander. The CDA wants us to believe that COVID-19 causes motorcycle accident deaths, too!