A report on the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) of the COVID-19 messenger ribonucleic acid 9mRNA) biologicals.
Published On: May 1, 2021|
Authors: Rose J
Following the global roll-out and administration of the Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT1 62b2) and Moderna (mRNA-1 273) COVID-1 9 vaccines 1 on December 1 7, 2020 in the United States, and of the Janssen COVID-1 9 Vaccine PF (produced by Johnson & Johnson) on April 1 st, 2021 , tens of thousands of individuals have reported adverse events (AEs) using the Vaccine Adverse Events Reports System (VAERS). This work summarizes this data to date and serves as information for the public and a reminder of the relevance of any adverse events, including deaths, that occur as a direct result of biologicals as prophylactic treatments. This is especially relevant in the context of technologically novel treatments in the experimental phase of development. Analysis suggests that the vaccines are likely the cause of reported deaths, spontaneous abortions, anaphylactic reactions and cardiovascular, neurological and immunological AEs. The precautionary principle promotes transparency and the adoption of preventative measures to address potential risks to the public in the arena of vaccination programs, and it is vital that individuals are informed of these potential risks before agreeing to participate in any medically involved treatment program. VAERS reporting and recording is essential to the proper functioning of this system. It cannot be over-emphasized that the public should know how to use this system such that they actually do use it, and that once reports are made, responsible individuals enter each report into the database accordingly.