VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
^ Reporting, Information and Forms http://www.vaers.org
^ VAERS Form: Online or by Mail
^ CDC/FDA Data Entry Information Online
reporting of Vacccine Adverse Events
^Q and A about VAERS - FDA site.
^Instructions using VAERS database: http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/instructions
Current: Scroll down, VAERSDATA.CSV section has VAERS data headers, definitions and abbreviations.
Archive: Abbreviations - VAERS and CDC
^Table of Reportable Events (PDF)
VAERS Report Form available here.
Surveillance for Safety After Immunization: Vaccine Adverse
Event Reporting System (VAERS) --- United States, 1991--2001
CDC examination of the VAERS reporting system.
Please note that it is now generally considered that only 1 report is made per 100 actual adverse events.
MMWR Surveillance Summaries for January 24, 2003
Erratum: Vol. 52, No. SS-1 (to correct 3 errors in VAERS Surveillance Article above.)
Shoot First and Ask Questions Later: By Michael Belkin
HR 1287 - Vaccine Injured Childrens Compensation Act of 2001 (17Apr01)
^ National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
Vaccine Injury Compensation Data www.hrsa.gov
International Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs - World Health Organization
VaccinationNews: Examples of official resistance to acknowledging/reporting adverse vaccine reactions
Connaught testimony to the Institute of Medicine
[Prior to 1991]
Dr. Froeschle [James Froeschle, Connaught Laboratories, Swiftwater, Pennsylvania] gave information about adverse events following diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (DT) that had been reported to Connaught.
...the company estimates about a 50-fold underreporting of adverse events in the passive reporting system.
David Kessler statement in JAMAem> - June 2, 1993,vol.269, No.21, p.2785
A recent review article found that between 3% and 11% of hospital admissions could be attributed to adverse drug reactions. Only about 1% of serious events are reported to the FDA, according to one study.
UNDER-REPORTING - continued
Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse
Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS)
Inclusive dates: 12/01/07 - 09/30/10
... Of these doses, 35,570 possible reactions (2.6 percent of vaccinations) were identified.
... Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of
ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events
and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or
slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health. New
surveillance methods for drug and vaccine adverse effects are needed.
Read rest of original story (PDF) here:
969 HPV4 (Gardasil) adverse events registered in VAERS 9.8 MB PDF file
TruFax.Org: 45 cases of hair loss after Hep B vax reported to VAERS
VaccinationNews: Dated: 2/22/02: Infant Vaccine Deaths - But Who's Counting?
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME IN VAERS: A REVIEW - By F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
Vaers Summary of death reports 1991-2000
Summary of VAERS reports for 2007 for children under 2 years.
A sample (70) of VAERS reports for Idaho?
A sample (98) of VAERS reports for Montana?
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