Using and Misusing VAERS Reports

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is considered “an early warning system to detect possible safety issues with U.S. vaccines.”

Created as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1990, anyone can report possible vaccine reactions to VAERS. Just remember that just because something is reported to VAERS and is included in the VAERS database, that doesn’t automatically mean that a vaccine caused the reaction.

Additional information is sometimes requested to further look into these reactions, including medical records. Again, it is important to understand that “It is generally not possible to find out from VAERS data if a vaccine caused the adverse event.”

For example, one study of VAERS reports found that only 3% of the adverse events following immunization “were classified as definitely causally related to vaccine received.”

Despite its limitations, VAERS works well.

It was using VAERS data that CDC and FDA vaccine experts quickly discovered that the older RotaShield rotavirus vaccine was associated with an increased risk of intussusception.

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35 thoughts on “Using and Misusing VAERS Reports

  1. dude, such weak points. i literally thought of several better arguments within 20 seconds of reading that. i take back what i said…merck and pfizer are definitely NOT getting their money’s worth with you.

    here’s a question–if the vaccine courts payout an award, do they have to prove that someone was injured by vaccines? so let’s compare the annual numbers of awards paid out and number of vaers reports by year…whoops, there goes that 3% number. lol. o wait…

    “For example, one study of VAERS reports found that only 3% of the adverse events following immunization “were classified as definitely causally related to vaccine received.”
    Despite its limitations, VAERS works well.
    It was using VAERS data that CDC and FDA vaccine experts quickly discovered that the older RotaShield rotavirus vaccine was associated with an increased risk of intussusception.”

    uhh that’s weird, i thought you were done since you went on to make your unwarranted claim about vaers, but it looks like you went back to explain that you were actually referring to 1 specific vaccine HAHAHA. and are you the guy who does all the writing for vaccine info?? because check out how many times this phrase, “Despite its limitation, VAERS [insert bland compliment]”, is used. go ahead, google it for a laugh. gotta stay positive, what with all the infant deaths, exploding autism rates and all around brain damage due to vaccines right?

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