(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it had received more than 200,000 reports of adverse effects following vaccination for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), data from Dec. 14 of last year until May 14 of this year showed 227,805 post-vaccination adverse events. It also noted 943 adverse events among those aged 12 to 17.
Co-managed by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), VAERS is the U.S. government’s tracking system for any events related to vaccination. Its data comes from reports voluntarily submitted to the system. VAERS then publicizes all vaccine injury reports it receives as of a specific date every Friday – usually up to a week before the data becomes public.
VAERS data from Dec. 14 of last year until May 14 of this year showed 227,805 reports of adverse events. These included 18,528 serious injuries and 4,201 fatalities related to COVID-19 vaccination. Of the 93 adverse events in teenagers, 23 were recorded as serious.
The VAERS report followed around 268 million COVID-19 vaccine doses being administered as of May 14. Of that amount, the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine comprised 144 million doses. Moderna’s mRNA vaccine made up 115 million doses, while the remaining nine million doses came from Johnson & Johnson. The FDA approved the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccine candidates for emergency use in December of last year, while the J&J vaccine got emergency authorization in February of this year.
Furthermore, VAERS data revealed that a number of conditions occurred in people following their COVID-19 vaccination. It showed 2,275 post-vaccination cases of Bell’s palsy – a form of paralysis that affects one side of the face. The condition was reported in 52 percent who got the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, 41 percent in Moderna vaccine recipients and nine percent of J&J vaccine recipients. Read more