All charts and tables below reflect the data release on 6/18/2021 from the VAERS website, which includes U.S. and foreign data, and is updated through: 6/11/2021

High-Level SummaryCOVID19 vaccines (Dec’2020 – present)All other vaccines 2004-presentAll other vaccines 1990-present
Number of Adverse Reactions358,378631,626807,207
Number of Life-Threatening Events 6,156 9,594 13,200
Number of Hospitalizations 20,737 59,150 77,017
Number of Deaths  5,993* 6,042* 8,753
# of Permanent Disabilities after vaccination 4,874 13,187 18,623
Number of Office Visits 65,621 40,975 41,046
# of Emergency Room/Department Visits 47,791 141,830208,289
# of Birth Defects after vaccination 183 121 123
*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 2004.


[Note that counts for weeks 2001-01-07, 2010-03-14, 2014-02-09. 2020-05-31, and 2020-06-28 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 421 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 851 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 Encephalomyelitis190
Transverse Myelitis1160
Narcolepsy, Cataplexy450
Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)823266
Autoimmune Disease1847
Other Acute Demyelinating Diseases481
Pregnancy and birth outcomes (Miscarriages)6998
Other Allergic Reactions4500
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation3213
Venous Thromboembolism4082196
Arthritis and Arthralgia/Joint Pain2261739
Kawasaki Disease70
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome1627

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 5/31/2021 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%
COVID19167,733,972[2]5,8631 in 28,6090.003495%
Risk of dying from COVID vaccine is 64.3 times greater than Flu Vaccine
Vaccine Type# of Vaccinations# of Adverse Reactions Risk of Adverse Reaction Percentage
Flu167,447,64210,4311 in 16,0530.006229%
COVID19167,733,972327,5791 in 5120.1953%
Risk of adverse reaction from COVID vaccine is 31.3 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)  410  6.84%  3.91052/26/2021
Unknown  27  0.45%
Manufacturer# of Adverse Events% AEsAverage AEs/DayDays since EUA approvalEUA Approval Date
Janssen (JNJ) 3936610.98%374.911052/26/2021
Unknown 932  0.26%

Vaccine Data by Gender

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