COVID Vaccine VAERS Reports

The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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When a person experiences an adverse event – a new symptom, injury, or condition – anything from headache or nausea, to serious or severe illness such as shortness of breath, stroke, or heart attack, this should be reported to VAERS.

Whether the event is considered to be related to or caused by the vaccination itself, is not up to the individual reporting the event, to decide. All events, especially within 45 days following a vaccine, should be reported, regardless of the presumed cause.

Dr. Fauci himself recognizes that adverse events from vaccines can occur up to 45 days after the dose.

However, Fauci fails to mention that vaccines have been found to contribute to the development of injuries or chronic disease months or even years post-vaccination.

Autoimmune or chronic illnesses including thrombocytopenia, gulf war illness, macrophagic myofasciitis, and autoimmune-inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) have been discovered and studied by various researchers around the world over the past two to three decades.

The following are but a few samples of that research:

Regarding mechanisms of the development of chronic diseases with delayed onset after vaccinations.
1996 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report from the CDC.
Transverse myelitis and vaccines: a multi-analysis
Macrophagic myofaciitis a vaccine (alum) autoimmune-related disease

The purpse of VAERS is to collect as much data as possible on adverse events so that researchers may conduct analyses on the dataset in order to determine whether or not a specific event may be related to or caused by vaccination.

When medical professionals fail to report events due to a personal belief that the event is not related, or because they are simply unaware that they should be reporting the events, this undermines the goal of safety.

Unfortunately, an HHS-funded study on VAERS discovered that less than 1% of vaccine adverse events, which occur within 30 days of receiving a vaccine, are reported to VAERS.

According to the study, reasons for such massive underreporting include health care professionals’ general lack of awareness regarding VAERS and how to report adverse events.

Regardless, the number of deaths reported to VAERS in just the first 4 months of 2021 (3,979) accounts for nearly 45% of the total deaths ever reported to VAERS since 1990:

Unfortunately VAERS data can be complicated to search through. For those who would like to explore VAERS data but have had trouble with the CDC Wonder search tool, another source available is; a site which imports VAERS data and re-organizes it to be much more user friendly.

The rest of this article will be dedicated to VAERS reports for COVID vaccines and will be updated periodically.

The date of first administration of each vaccine is important to note when comparing adverse events from each manufacturer.

Date of first administration:

  • Pfizer – December 14th, 2020
  • Moderna – December 21st, 2020
  • Johnson & Johnson – March 2nd, 2021

Note: To account for the underreporting of adverse events, divide the total number of reports by 0.01 to get a more accurate number of events which have occurred.

VAERS Reports


December 2020 | January 2021 | February 2021 | March 2021 | April 2021

Total reports of death for COVID-19 vaccines:

3,919 deaths as of May 7, 2021.

Note: The reason there are two different totals (3,919 and 4,168) is because some individuals who died may have received two different vaccines before death. For example, several individuals likely received one Moderna vaccine and one Pfizer vaccine. That is why the total when sorting by manufacturer (4,168) adds up to 106.35%. 3,919 is the overall total number of events (deaths) regardless of manufacturer.

To make things a bit more confusing, there’s a page on the CDC website entitled Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination and it states that there have been 4,434 deaths reported to VAERS as of May 10th, 2021.


Source file.

*Note: Deaths are more likely to occur on the day of vaccination and the following two days. Then the number of deaths reported seems to plateau until 10-14 days later.

However, with the data organized by grouping deaths at 10-14 days, 15-30 days, and 31-60 days (each representing a different time frame – 5 days, 16 days, 19 days), we’re unable to tease out the details of when the subsequent rise actually begins. It may be that this rise in deaths begins following a second dose of the vaccine (two weeks later), and the highest number of deaths occurs at 14-15 days.

If none of the deaths following vaccination were related to the COVID vaccine itself, wouldn’t the number of deaths by day post-vaccination all be relatively the same?


*Note the significant increase in reports for this event. This is likely due to increased awareness as a result of the news media coverage of blood clots post-vaccination.

As of May 7th, 2021.







Check back for updates and added information.

Note: It appears that the HHS or CDC may be altering or removing reports from VAERS as they are filed and included in the dataset. has been downloading data from the VAERS database as it is updated weekly. The number of deaths documented after the COVID vaccines has actually declined after some weekly updates. Those who have been monitoring it themselves have also found this to be true.

Currently, as of May 7th, OpenVAERS has a total of 4,057 reports of deaths for COVID vaccines on record, from the VAERS database.

Yet, as mentioned above, the VAERS database contains 3,919 reports of death for COVID vaccines.

According to the administrators of OpenVAERS, VAERS managers “can edit any record at anytime and also delete records.”

Therefore, previously downloaded VAERS data collected each week by OpenVAERS may contain more reports than the current VAERS database itself.


1996 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, Update: Vaccine Side Effects, Adverse Reactions, Contraindications, and Precautions

Chronic Diseases with Delayed Onset After Vaccinations and Infections

Transverse myelitis and vaccines: a multi-analysis

Macrophagic myofaciitis a vaccine (alum) autoimmune-related disease

HHS-funded study on VAERS


Gulf war illness, post-HPV vaccination syndrome, and Macrophagic Myofasciitis. Similar disabling conditions possibly linked to vaccine-induced autoimmune dysautonomia (2020)

Severe manifestations of autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants (Shoenfeld’s syndrome) (2016) “The interval from exposition to severe manifestation was from 2 days to 23 years.”

ASIA syndrome and endocrine autoimmune disorders (2020) “…collecting together 54 cases of sub-acute thyroiditis, 2 cases of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, 11 cases of primary ovarian failure/primary ovarian insufficiency, 13 cases of autoimmune diabetes type 1, and 1 case of autoimmune adrenal gland insufficiency occurred after exposure to adjuvants.”