More Deaths Reported to VAERS Following COVID-19 Vaccinations Than for Any Other Vaccine

More Deaths Reported to VAERS Following COVID-19 Vaccinations Than for Any Other Vaccine

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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Click here to view References:

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.
8 Ibid.
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 VaccineEUA for an Unapproved Product Review Memorandum. Feb. 27, 2021.
16 MedAlerts.
17 Ibid.
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.

More Deaths Reported to VAERS Following COVID-19 Vaccinations Than for Any Other Vaccine

20 Responses to "More Deaths Reported to VAERS Following COVID-19 Vaccinations Than for Any Other Vaccine"

  1. Gene   July 12, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    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.

    • Linda   July 15, 2021 at 12:46 am

      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!

      • Bob   July 22, 2021 at 11:45 pm

        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.

  2. Beverly P   July 13, 2021 at 12:34 am

    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?

    • Bob   July 13, 2021 at 7:27 am

      Freedom of choice also means freedom to make bad decisions. Many articles about teens getting myocarditis and pancreatitis from these shots out there.

    • Anne   July 13, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      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 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.

      • Linda   July 15, 2021 at 12:49 am

        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!

        • Scott Henderson   July 16, 2021 at 4:27 pm

          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”.
          Just saying

        • Watufaka   July 19, 2021 at 11:58 pm

          The truth is people are dying from this vaccine.

        • TMn   July 21, 2021 at 5:41 pm

          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.

          • Ryann   July 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm

            True story!
            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.

    • Manuela   July 17, 2021 at 6:13 am

      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:

      Real news:

      Doctor`s Alliance:

      Dr. Carrie Madej explains the injection in details…

    • Janet   July 21, 2021 at 3:04 pm

      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.

  3. Eric Fisher   July 13, 2021 at 10:39 am

    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.

  4. Tom   July 14, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    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.

  5. Ron S   July 16, 2021 at 6:06 am

    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.

  6. Kaycee   July 20, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    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.

  7. Samuel   July 20, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    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.


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