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Florida Reports 1,700 Percent Increase in Vaccine Adverse Reactions Reported to VAERS

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the State Surgeon General of Florida Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD announced that the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showed a significant increase in reports of COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions in Florida in the years since the introduction of COVID biologics.1

According to the DOH, since the roll out of COVID shots in early 2021, there has been a 400 percent increase in total number of doses of vaccines administered in Florida but also an increase of 1,700 percent in total number of VAERS reports from Florida during this same time period. Reports to VAERS of COVID-vaccine associated life-threatening conditions in Florida increased over 4,400 percent.2 A spokesperson for the Florida DOH confirmed that percentages were calculated based on all vaccine adverse event reports in VAERS.3

Dr. Ladapo expressed concerns regarding the safety of the COVID shots based on the increase in adverse events reported to VAERS from the state compared to the percent increase in vaccine use.4 A statement issued by the DOH read:

This is a novel increase and was not seen during the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign. There is a need for additional unbiased research to better understand the COVID-19 vaccines’ short- and long-term effects.5

Florida Surgeon General Writes Letter of Concern Over Safety of COVID Shots to FDA and CDC

In light of the significant increase in reports of vaccine adverse events reported to VAERS from Florida residents, Dr. Ladapo wrote a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warning of the risk of the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID shots.6

Dr. Ladapo wrote:

In addition to Florida’s analysis of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, academic researchers throughout our country and around the globe have seen troubling safety signals of adverse events surrounding this vaccine. Their concerns are corroborated by the substantial increase in VAERS reports from Florida, including life-threatening conditions. We have never seen this type of response following previous mass vaccination efforts pushed by the federal government. Even the HINI vaccine did not trigger this sort of response.7

He added:

Communication between physicians and patients is a standard ethical practice that is fundamental to public health. Health care professionals should have the ability to accurately communicate the risks and benefits of a medical intervention to their patients without fear of retaliation by the federal government.7

In response to Dr. Ladapo’s letter, a spokesperson for the FDA stated that the U.S. federal government has observed an increase in COVID shot VAERS reports across the country; however, he attributed the increase to greater public awareness about COVID-19 vaccines. In a written statement, the FDA spokesperson said:

COVID-19 vaccines have undergone—and continue to undergo—the most intense vaccine safety monitoring in U.S. history. Clinical research has demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of the recommended COVID-19 primary series vaccines, as well as the recommended updated vaccines.8

William Schaffner, MD an infectious disease physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee and a liaison to CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), said Dr. Ladapo’s letter displays a misunderstanding of the VAERS data should be used. He stated:

Just looking at numbers of reports I think is interesting, but it’s only the start of analyzing submissions. You don’t draw conclusions from that. That’s actually a misuse of VAERS data. All you know is that you have two coincidental events.9

Studies Show Risks Associated with mRNA COVID Shots

In a 2022 study published in the journal Vaccine, researchers found that mRNA COVID shots were associated with an excess risk of serious adverse events including coagulation disorders, myocarditis, pericarditis, acute cardiac injuries, Bell’s palsy, encephalitis and acute kidney injury. The study found that this risk was 1 in 550 people.10

Findings from a study published in Science Reports in 2022 raised concerns regarding mRNA shot-induced severe cardiovascular side-effects and reinforces the already established causal relationship between mRNA shots and myocarditis, which is a known cause of unexpected cardiac arrest in young people.11


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Click here to view References:

1 Eng M. Florida health department: Reports of vaccine adverse events up 1,700% since COVID vax. Orange Observer News Feb. 16, 2023.
2 Florida Department of Health. Health Alert on mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Safety. Feb. 15, 2023.
3 Ogozalek S, Wilson K. Florida surgeon general, again questioning COVID vaccines, sends letter to CDC, FDA. Tampa Bay Times Feb. 17, 2023.
4 Florida Department of Health. Surgeon General Letter to the FDA and CDC. Feb. 15, 2023.
5 Florida Department of Health. Health Alert on mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Safety. Feb. 15, 2023.
6 Florida Department of Health. Surgeon General Letter to the FDA and CDC. Feb. 15, 2023.
7 Ibid.
8 Ogozalek S, Wilson K. Florida surgeon general, again questioning COVID vaccines, sends letter to CDC, FDA. Tampa Bay Times Feb. 17, 2023.
9 Ibid.
10 Fraiman J, Erviti J, Jones M, Greenland S, Whelan P, Kaplan RM, Doshi P. Serious adverse events of special interest following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in randomized trials in adults. Vaccine 2022; 40(40): 5798-5805.
11 Sun CLF, Jaffe E, Levi R. Increased emergency cardiovascular events among under-40 population in Israel during vaccine rollout and third COVID-19 wave. Science Reports. 2022; 12(1): 6978.

6 Responses

  1. “Health care professionals should have the ability to accurately communicate the risks and benefits of a medical intervention to their patients without fear of retaliation by the federal government.”

    Patients should have a choice to choose to not follow the CDC guidelines and not have to fear retaliation from the Doctor’s office, or even finding a doctor that won’t try and say get the vaccines or take a hike and find a doctor somewhere else.

    Until for profit medical agencies and for profit healthcare stops trying to bully you and the pharmaceutical companies quit paying medical professionals on the side for selling their products, this will continue to be the downfall of America.

  2. Sadly in Florida, the state has cherry picked so much data during the past 2 or 3 years, that no one will believe anything that comes from the Health Department or the State Surgeon General.

    I do think that people in Florida might be more likely to report to VAERS, so that might be a reason for the numbers vs. other states.

    Or Florida could have gotten a bad batch of vaccines. It happens. In fact, it’s one of the reasons VAERS was set up to begin with because of all the adverse reactions to vaccines in the 1980’s.

  3. The comments here are interesting. A “bad batch of vaccines” confined to Florida? Are you kidding me. Is this state specific and if so what kind of shotty quality control are we dealing with!?!?!?
    To boot, VAERS data are underestimated if 100 to 300% too so the incidence of serious adverse reactions to this experimental injection is actually much higher. That’s why I believe NOTHING a doctor or the CDC or FDA reports. They have no clue what the word safe really means.
    Shame on public health in the United States.

  4. This article poorly written missing key facts and unanswered questions.
    1. how much of the 400% increase in vaccines were from COVID vaccine?
    2. how much of the 1700% increase in vars were from COVID vaccine?
    3. how much of 4400% increase in serious adverse effects were from COVID vaccine.
    4. did Florida vars data match US vars data?

    According to this we would assume that COVID vaccine is 11x as bad as the average vaccine.

    I compare vars death per COVID vaccine to vars reported death per flu vaccine.
    COVID vaccine was 85x flu vaccine and rising.
    by now it will be over 100×.
    I used flu vaccine because of the age of victims.

    And Florida didn’t get the bad batch.
    vaccine manufacturers distribute the batches over large population so a bad batch would not be discovered by local health.

  5. Mortality ☠️ data from UK show that the 3rd ? was safer then the first or second.
    This was believe that only people that had not a bad reaction from the first 2 would get the 3rd ?.
    Their was no suspicious of increase quality.

    If this is true, their would be more damage, and more report in states that had vaccine discrimination.

    If we compare the vares data per dose on people age 18 to 65. In state that require ? to states that we’re free , we can prove that people make better health decisions for themselves then government officials.

    Good solid edviance for vaccine choice!!

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