VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to the system. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. In large part, reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind.
The strengths of VAERS are that it is national in scope and can quickly provide an early warning of a safety problem with a vaccine. As part of CDC and FDA’s multi-system approach to post-licensure vaccine safety monitoring, VAERS is designed to rapidly detect unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse events, also known as “safety signals.” If a safety signal is found in VAERS, further studies can be done in safety systems such as the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) or the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) project. These systems do not have the same scientific limitations as VAERS, and can better assess health risks and possible connections between adverse events and a vaccine.
Key considerations and limitations of VAERS data:
VAERS data available to the public include only the initial report data to VAERS. Updated data which contains data from medical records and corrections reported during follow up are used by the government for analysis. However, for numerous reasons including data consistency, these amended data are not available to the public.
PATIENT AND MOTHER CAME IN WEDNESDAY 11.24.21 AFTERNOON FOR COVID BOOSTER. MOTHER REPORTED TO PHARMACY ON FRIDAY 11.26.21 (DEPARTMENT CLOSED THURSDAY 11.25.21) THAT PATIENT HAD STARTED FEELING "UNWELL" (FEVER/TIREDNESS) LATE 11.24.21 / EARLY 11.25.21. MOTHER REPORTED DIDNT THINK MUCH OF IT BUT THAT HER SON (PATIENT) WAS GOING TO REST. MOTHER REPORTED THAT LATER IN THE DAY SON WENT INTO THE BATHROOM AND WAS IN THERE FOR SOME TIME, WHEN SHE WENT TO CHECK ON HIM, SHE COULD NOT GET THE DOOR OPEN. UPON OPENING THE DOOR, SON WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE. ATTEMPTS TO REVIVE SON BY MEDICAL PERSONEL WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. PER MOTHER AN AUTOPSY IS SCHEDULED BUT AS OF REPORTING NO CAUSE OF DEATH HAS BEEN LISTED.
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