How can I check the numbers of adverse events from a vaccine?


The UK, Europe and the US have official, public-data, schemes that allow reporting of vaccine adverse effects.  These are:

    • UK: the “Yellow card ” reporting system operated by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority);
    • EU: the EudraVigilance database of suspected adverse drug reaction reports operated by the European Union;
    • US: the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) database operated by the CDC (Centre for Disease’s Control).


As, these sites usually require registration and the data can be hard to access and read, UK Column News provides a concise analysis of the Yellow Card data that is updated monthly.  Data filters enable break-downs by type of side effect that is not available on the MHRA site.


Key Points & Evidence

1. UK Column News' analysis overview of total reports, reactions, and fatalities available as a numeric table and in a graphical format.


2. A UK government site that also provides information on the latest MHRA Yellow Card reports.

Select the vaccine maker - AstraZeneca or Pfizer or Moderna - to see the latest adverse reactions and figures, including fatality per each reported disorder.


3. This publication provides monthly updates of the side effects registered on the EU's Eudravigilance database.


4. This article shows that fatalities as a result of Covid-19 vaccines alone equal fatalities from all other vaccines in the last 20 years, based on data in VAERS database.


5. Has there been a rush with the current Covid-19 vaccination program given the high number of adverse effects? Jane Doe's "professional estimate is that the VAERS (the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) database, while extremely useful, is under-reported by a conservative factor of at least 5."



Since the number or side-effects reported to the official public schemes is between 1% and 10%, what would these show if every single Covid-19 vaccine adverse effect had been reported?  Would fatality numbers be higher? How many fatalities are enough?


In previous epidemics, such as swine flu, just 55 fatalities were considered enough to halt the vaccine roll-out and force a re-evaluation.


How confident are you in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine after reading this information?

Posted: 19th July 2021

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