All charts and tables below reflect data from the VAERS Database, including U.S. and foreign data, and is updated through: 5/21/2021.

High-Level SummaryCOVID19 vaccines (Dec’2020 – present)All other vaccines 2010-presentAll other vaccines 1990-present
Number of Adverse Reactions262,521474,030805,353
Number of Life-Threatening Events 4,590 6,317 13,154
Number of Hospitalizations 14,986 42,159 76,835
Number of Deaths  4,406* 4,415* 8,710
# of Permanent Disabilities after vaccination 3,299 9,435 18,534
Number of Office Visits 45,004 40,378 40,700
# of Emergency Room/Department Visits 34,435 84,917208,104
# of Birth Defects after vaccination 142 117 121
*Note that the total number of deaths associated with the COVID-19 vaccines is almost equivalent to the number of deaths associated with all other vaccines combined since the year 2010.


[Note that counts for weeks 2001-01-07, 2010-03-14, and 2014-02-09 are due to incorrect date data in the VAERS system]
[Note that COVID19 counts for years 2001, 2010, and 2014 are due to incorrect date data in the VAERS system]

Chart using comparable 6 month periods, since Covid-19 vaccines have only been available for approximately 6 months:

Adverse Events

[Note that 314 records for COVID19 were scattered throughout years earlier than 2020 due to incorrect date data in the VAERS system]

Chart using comparable 6 month periods, since Covid-19 vaccines have only been available for approximately 6 months:

[Note that 667 records for COVID19 were scattered throughout periods earlier than Dec’20-May’21 due to incorrect date data in the VAERS system]


The slide below was taken from an FDA document from October 22, 2020 and provides a list of possible adverse event outcomes related to the Covid-19 vaccines.

The following table lists the number of adverse events found in the VAERS data which match the outcomes listed above:

FDA Listed SymptomTotal (Non-Lethal) Adverse EventsTotal Deaths
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis151
Transverse Myelitis830
Narcolepsy, Cataplexy300
Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)545197
Autoimmune Disease1285
Other Acute Demyelinating Diseases311
Pregnancy and birth outcomes (Miscarriages)5234
Other Allergic Reactions3090
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation1911
Venous Thromboembolism2793162
Arthritis and Arthralgia/Joint Pain1676134
Kawasaki Disease60
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome1005

Vaccination Related Risks of COVID19 Vs. Flu

These set of figures compare the COVID19 vaccine to the traditional Flu vaccines.  ‘Risk of Death’ percentages depend on the ‘# of Vaccinations’ data, which is only approximate, and was pulled from the CDC’s report on Flu vaccination coverage for the 2019-2020 season, and from Our World in Data for the COVID19 vaccinations.

Covid19 vaccinations through 5/21/2021 vs. Flu vaccinations 7/1/2019 – 5/31/2020 (last complete flu season)

Vaccine Type# of Vaccinations# of DeathsRisk of DeathPercentage
Flu167,447,642[1]911 in 1,840,0830.000054%
COVID19161,278,336[2]4,4061 in 36,6040.002732%
Risk of dying from COVID vaccine is 50.3 times greater than Flu Vaccine
Vaccine Type# of Vaccinations# of Adverse Reactions Risk of Adverse Reaction Percentage
Flu167,447,64210,4261 in 16,0610.006226%
COVID19161,278,336262,5211 in 6140.1628%
Risk of adverse reaction from COVID vaccine is 26.2 times greater than Flu Vaccine

[1] number of flu vaccinations based on estimated flu vaccine coverage data from CDC and estimated population data from US Census. Yearly flu vaccination data covers a period of time from 7/1 to 5/31 of the following year.
[2] number of covid19 vaccinations based on estimates from Our World in Data


Vaccine Data by Manufacturer

Manufacturer# of Deaths% DeathsAverage Deaths/DayDays since EUA approvalEUA Approval Date-
Janssen (JNJ)  345  7.83%  4.11 842/26/2021
Unknown  22  0.5%
Manufacturer# of Adverse Events% AEsAverage AEs/DayDays since EUA approvalEUA Approval Date
Janssen (JNJ) 3505513.34%417.32842/26/2021
Unknown 852  0.32%
3 thoughts on “VAERS Summary for COVID-19 Vaccines through 5/21/2021”
  1. Hi Wayne,
    This is a great website and very informative. I was hoping to find a site or someone that could validate my accusations about covid vaers being throttled or at the very least grossly behind in publishing reports to the public domain? I have been saying when the AE’s are calibrated to the vaccination date, we can see that the majority (59%) of all reported AE’s are from jabs in February or older (as of data drop 5/28). I was hoping you may consider taking a look yourself and publishing your findings. It is very disingenuous of CDC/FDA/VAERS that the are so far behind at the current time. I’m starting to realize the pattern is intentional and they are simply throttling the data and may never bring the true statistics current.


    1. Hi Alberto,
      Thanks! Yes, I am very interested in validating the idea that the VAERS data is being throttled/backlogged. It has become fairly apparent to me as well, from following the data on a weekly basis, that the data is not being published in its entirety, or that there is some backlog. However, I have not yet examined the data specifically for this idea to be able to come to a firm conclusion. I hope to be able to do this type of analysis soon, along with something else I am very interested in, which is to document how many records are being erased each week from their system.

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