Deaths Following COVID-19 Vaccination Climb Past 36,000, CDC Data Show

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 deaths4,240 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

Data for 5- to 11-year-olds

Data for 12- to 17-year-olds

Data for all age groups to VAERS

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.