Deaths reported following COVID-19 vaccination surpassed 36,000 cases, according to the latest release of data Friday by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Data show 1,591,249 adverse events following COVID-19 vaccines were reported between Dec. 14, 2020, and Sep. 1, 2023. This includes 304,010 reports of serious injuries and 36,135 deaths.
VAERS is a voluntary reporting system co-managed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed to detect vaccine safety signals. Yet, it is estimated to represent only 1% of actual adverse events. In addition, it is widely known and provable that the CDC has deleted reports from the system to reduce the number of reported injuries.
Of the 36,135 reported deaths, 22,601 cases are attributed to Pfizer, 10,333 to Moderna, and 2,815 to Johnson & Johnson. Of the reported deaths, 9% occurred within 24 hours of vaccination, and 13% occurred within 48 hours.
Bivalent booster data
Since the rollout of bivalent boosters in September 2022 and Sep. 1, 2023, there have been 37,815 adverse events reported to VAERS, with 42% attributed to Moderna’s booster and 58% attributed to Pfizer/BioNTech. The data included 349 deaths, 4,240 serious injuries, and 101 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis (heart inflammation).
The CDC uses a narrowed case definition of myocarditis. To meet the case definition of myocarditis, people must have had “symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath and feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering or pounding heart, and medical tests to support the diagnosis of myocarditis and rule out other causes.” This allows the CDC to exclude cases of cardiac arrest, ischemic strokes, and deaths due to heart problems that occur before one has the chance to go to the hospital, obtain a diagnosis, or “dies suddenly.”
The CDC website does not state what happens to these cases, but there is no indication they are tracked or included in the CDC’s myocarditis numbers.
Data for 6-month-olds to 5-year-olds
- 6,789 adverse events, including 265 cases rated as serious and 15 reported deaths.
- 5 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis.
- 37 reports of blood clotting disorders, which means the CDC throttled at least 12 reports of blood clotting over the previous week.
- 62 reports of seizures.
Data for 5- to 11-year-olds
- 17,803 adverse events, including 882 rated as serious and 35 reported deaths.
- 52 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis.
- 79 reports of blood clotting disorders.
- 202 reports of seizures.
Data for 12- to 17-year-olds
- 42,392 adverse events, including 4,759 rated as serious and 142 reported deaths.
- 277 reports of anaphylaxis among 12- to 17-year-olds where the reaction was life-threatening, required treatment, or resulted in death.
- 1,367 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis, with 1,196 cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine.
- 316 reports of blood clotting disorders, with 288 cases attributed to Pfizer.
- 56 cases of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), with 50 cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine.
Data for all age groups to VAERS
- 16% of deaths were related to cardiac disorders.
- 53% of those who died were male, and 41% were female. The remaining death reports do not list the gender of the deceased.
- The average age of death was 72.
- As of Sep. 1, 9,222 pregnant women reported adverse events related to COVID-19 vaccines, including 5,336 reports of miscarriage or premature birth.
- Of the 17,584 cases of Bell’s palsy have been reported.
- 3,403 reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
- 10,508 reports of anaphylaxis where the reaction was life-threatening, required treatment, or resulted in death.
- 8,802 reports of myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest.
- 48,531 reports of blood clotting disorders. Of those, 33,466 reports were attributed to Pfizer, and 11,086 reports were attributed to Moderna.
- 26,222 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis, with 19,938 cases attributed to Pfizer and 5,761 cases to Moderna.
- 87 cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, with 71 cases attributed to Pfizer, 15 to Moderna, and 2 to J&J.
- 934 cases of POTS, with 699 cases attributed to Pfizer.
Although healthcare providers are required by law to report vaccine adverse events to VAERS, research shows very few do. It is essential that anyone who experiences an adverse event report their own injury.