VAERS data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 1,277,980 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID-19 vaccines, including 28,312 deaths and 232,694 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and May 20, 2022.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,277,980 reports of adverse events following COVID-19 vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and May 20, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). That’s an increase of 9,972 adverse events over the previous week.
VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S.
The data included a total of 28,312 reports of deaths — an increase of 171 over the previous week — and 232,694 serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 2,330 compared with the previous week.
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.