VAERS data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included a total of 1,134,984 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 24,402 deaths and 196,203 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and Feb. 18, 2022.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,134,984 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and Feb. 18, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S.
The data included a total of 24,402 reports of deaths — an increase of 412 over the previous week — and 196,203 reports of serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 4,286 compared with the previous week.
Excluding “foreign reports” to VAERS, 767,083 adverse events, including 11,104 deaths and 73,088 serious injuries, were reported in the U.S. between Dec. 14, 2020, and Feb. 18, 2022.
Foreign reports are reports foreign subsidiaries send to U.S. vaccine manufacturers. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, if a manufacturer is notified of a foreign case report that describes an event that is both serious and does not appear on the product’s labeling, the manufacturer is required to submit the report to VAERS.
Of the 11,104 U.S. deaths reported as of Feb. 18, 18% occurred within 24 hours of vaccination, 23% occurred within 48 hours of vaccination and 60% occurred in people who experienced an onset of symptoms within 48 hours of being vaccinated.