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COVID-19 VAERS Reports

Among the multiple vaccine safety systems that help monitor vaccine reactions, it’s a safe bet that many people will be looking at COVID-19 VAERS reports.

Unfortunately, some folks will be looking because they have had good luck misusing VAERS reports in the past.

COVID-19 VAERS Reports

Remember, 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?

“Reports of all possible associations between vaccines and adverse events (possible side effects) are filed in VAERS. Therefore, VAERS collects data on any adverse event following vaccination, be it coincidental or truly caused by a vaccine. The report of an adverse event to VAERS is not documentation that a vaccine caused the event.”

Guide to Interpreting VAERS Data

Still, these VAERS reports are very helpful, as experts look in them for patterns and signals that might indicate a true problem with a vaccine.

For example, 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.

But again, you can read through VAERS reports and assume that they are all truly vaccine reactions.

So what’s in the COVID-19 VAERS reports so far?

There have been almost 4,000 reports to VAERS so far, with millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines being given already.
There have been almost 4,000 reports to VAERS so far, with millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines being given already.

Just what you would expect there to be…

“The majority of cases generally described appear to line up with what scientists and the vaccine makers have said are expected, potential side effects of Covid-19 vaccines.”

Sharyl Attkisson

And that some have nothing to do with getting the COVID-19 vaccine!

No, getting a COVID-19 vaccine did not make this person test positive for COVID-19! They were exposed sometime in the previous week or two...
No, getting a COVID-19 vaccine did not make this person test positive for COVID-19! They were exposed sometime in the previous week or two…

Also note that each VAERS report can lead to multiple symptoms being entered into the system.

Of course, multiple VAERS reports for anaphylaxis are not unexpected considering the media reports of anaphylaxis.

Reports of deaths in nursing home patients who are eligible for hospice is not unexpected and was almost not certainly not caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.
Reports of deaths in nursing home patients who are eligible for hospice is not unexpected and was almost not certainly not caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is also not unexpected that we would see some reports of deaths. Especially as these reports are after several million doses of vaccine have already been given during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

“CDC and FDA will continue to monitor for adverse events, including anaphylaxis, after receipt of COVID-19 vaccines and will regularly assess the benefits and risks of vaccination in the context of the evolving epidemiology of the pandemic. Continued monitoring in VAERS and additional monitoring in population-based surveillance systems, such as the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink, will help to further characterize the risk for anaphylaxis after administration of COVID-19 vaccines.”

Allergic Reactions Including Anaphylaxis After Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, December 14–23, 2020

A vaccination campaign that is being closely monitored to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are indeed safe, with few risks and which has not found any unexpected side effects.

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6 thoughts on “COVID-19 VAERS Reports”

  1. Dont forget to point out that in the same period when two million doses were administered to help prevent the spread – 20,000 people died from the virus – but sure lets worry that a headache might be a side effect.

  2. What is the criteria though for determining whether or not a vaccine is linked to a severe reaction? I would like to understand this. I have not seen any doctor or scientist discuss this in the media. There are always a list of possible severe adverse events on the package inserts but when the possible severe adverse events actually happen I have never seen any expert discuss how it was determined not to be related especially in the case of unexpected deaths, seizures, transverse myelitis or guillain barre syndrome of people who were stated to have no pre-existing conditions. Can you explain the criteria used?

  3. “Reports of deaths in nursing home patients who are eligible for hospice is not unexpected and was almost not certainly not caused by the COVID-19 vaccine”
    Is this a typo or something else? “Not unexpected” equals expected and “not certainly not” would equal certainly.

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