All charts and tables below reflect the data release on 8/06/2021 from the VAERS website, which includes U.S. and foreign data, and is updated through: 7/30/2021

High-Level SummaryCOVID19 vaccines (Dec’2020 – present)All other vaccines 1990-present US Data Only
COVID19 vaccines (Dec’2020 – present)
US Data Only
All other vaccines 1990-present
Number of Adverse Reactions571,831812,603451,049712,541
Number of Life-Threatening Events 13,139 13,3837,6039,546
Number of Hospitalizations 51,242 77,63426,79837,594
Number of Deaths 12,791* 8,8675,8595,005
# of Permanent Disabilities after vaccination 16,044 18,9446,65411,895
Number of Office Visits 95,886 42,04990,43240,793
# of Emergency Room/Department Visits 70,610208,84961,956199,944
# of Birth Defects after vaccination 351 13325486
*Note that the total number of deaths associated with the COVID-19 vaccines is greater than the number of deaths associated with all other vaccines combined since the year 1990.


[Note that the single counts before 2020-11-29 are due to incorrect date data in the VAERS system]
[Note that COVID19 counts for years before 2020 are due to incorrect date data in the VAERS system]

Chart using comparable 8 month periods, since Covid-19 vaccines have only been available for approximately 8 months:

Adverse Events

Note that 659 records for COVID19 were scattered throughout years earlier than 2020 due to incorrect date data in the VAERS system]

Chart using comparable 8 month periods, since Covid-19 vaccines have only been available for approximately 8 months:

[Note that 1366 records for COVID19 were scattered throughout periods earlier than Dec’20-Jun’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 Encephalomyelitis561
Transverse Myelitis1850
Narcolepsy, Cataplexy1173
Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)1861656
Autoimmune Disease48012
Other Acute Demyelinating Diseases1171
Pregnancy and birth outcomes (Miscarriages)143937
Other Allergic Reactions9981
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation9233
Venous Thromboembolism10072583
Arthritis and Arthralgia/Joint Pain38324106
Kawasaki Disease250
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome31017

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]10,5381 in 15,9170.006283%
Risk of dying from COVID vaccine is 115.6 times greater than Flu Vaccine
Vaccine Type# of Vaccinations# of Adverse Reactions Risk of Adverse Reaction Percentage
Flu167,447,64210,4481 in 16,0270.006231%
COVID19167,733,972516,6991 in 3250.3080%
Risk of adverse reaction from COVID vaccine is 49.4 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/DayDoses AdministeredAverage Deaths/Mill. DosesDays since EUA approvalEUA Approval Date-
Janssen (JNJ)  691  5.4%  4.2913,784,13650.131612/26/2021
Unknown  38  0.3%328,616
Manufacturer# of AEs% AEsAverage AEs/DayDoses AdministeredAverage AEs/Mill. DosesDays since EUA approvalEUA Approval Date
Janssen (JNJ) 487498.52%302.79 13,784,136 3536.601612/26/2021
Moderna20826436.39%901.58 141,011,089 1476.9323112/18/2020
Pfizer/Biontech31410754.88%1319.78 198,736,053 1580.5223812/11/2020
Unknown 1192 0.22% 328,616

Vaccine Data by Gender

4 thoughts on “VAERS Summary for COVID-19 Vaccines through 8/6/2021”
  1. This data feels biased, I see you reuse the same data, just in different graph representations. You are missing a big part of data which is the number of covid vaccines vs other vaccines. You just show it at the very end and only for flu, but not for all the other graphs where you compare the number of deaths. You could keep the number of deaths, but you should show the percentage of deaths of every 100 people vaccinated, I see it in your data at some point, but not in the graphs. You should put the number “0.006283%” that you have, this is the percentage of covid deaths which is clearly less than 1% and in your graph you make it seem as if the probability was so much higher. Also, you only put age distribution for covid deaths which the majority is 65+, what about age distribution for other vaccines? This is important because a person 65+ has higher chances of dying(of anything, not just the vaccine) than a young person

    1. whether it “feels” biased or not, this site reports on the data…the data is the data…if the covid shots were less dangerous, you would see it in the data and associated charts…
      and yes, the number of vaxes administered is a big part of the equation…however, for the other vaxes it is also the harder number to find, and quite involved to figure out, plus the data is more sparse. As you’ve said, I’ve done it for Flu vaxes for the previous full season. If I had all the time in the world, then yes, perhaps I could get or figure out more of those vax numbers, but this website is primarily focused on reporting VAERS data (esp. covid), which obviously doesn’t include the number of vaxes administered in it.

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