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"Underreporting is one of the main limitations of passive surveillance systems."
VAERS Reports Submitted 2018-2021
The following table displays the total number of VAERS reports submitted each year, using the CDC's data exploration tool.
To validate this information, or to generate a different report based on location, age or injury, please visit https://wonder.cdc.gov
Were you injured? Please consider sharing your story.
How To Submit a VAERS Report
Anyone can report a vaccine injury: health care providers, case workers, vaccine manufacturers, and vaccine recipients. And per the CDC, vaccine effects can be mild, such as discomfort at the injection site, to severe adverse reactions such as seizures, encephalitis, or even death in some cases.
If you need help about how to report an injury, read the National Vaccine Information Center's article: DIY If Your Doctor Won't Report Vaccine Reactions to VAERS.
The Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, popularly known as "vaccine court", administers a no-fault system for litigating vaccine injury claims. These claims against vaccine manufacturers cannot normally be filed in state or federal civil courts, but instead must be heard in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, sitting without a jury.
The vaccine manufacturer does not stand trial, nor do they require representation at the hearing
Attorney's fees for victims are paid by the vaccine court, which is funded by a special tax on vaccines; the consumer funds the court, not the vaccine manufacturer(s)
Court cases take years to be heard; so any expenses for injured parties severely burden their caretakers
Several cases for vaccine-induced autism have been heard and rewarded; Hannah Polling made national headlines when her case was won in 2010