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Vaccine Reporting Systems - You Have Options!


Vaccines are pharmaceutical products. Like all pharmaceutical products, vaccines carry with them risks for injury and death that can be greater for some than others. Vaccines can cause a reaction that resolves without injury or the reaction can lead to permanent disability or even death. Also, sometimes vaccines fail to protect or only protect against an infectious disease for a short period of time.

This webpage provides the public with the ability to report vaccine reactions, failures and harassment. It also provides the public with the ability to search and analyze the tens of thousands of vaccine reaction reports submitted to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). 

Federal Vaccine Reaction Reporting Requirements

NVIC Reporting Systems

NVIC worked with Congress to pass the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 and was responsible for urging the creation of safety provisions in that historic law. This included a centralized vaccine reaction reporting system, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), that is jointly operated by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Prior to this law, there was no centralized reporting system for vaccine reactions.

Although this law requires doctors and other vaccine providers to report hospitalizations, injuries, deaths and serious health problems following vaccination to VAERS, it is estimated that between less than one to ten percent, of all vaccine-related health problems are ever reported to VAERS.

Reporting & Searching for Vaccine Reactions

As a society we need to know how many people who get vaccinated are getting sick after vaccination and how many go on to die or are permanently injured. It is very important that ALL serious health problems, which develop after vaccination, be reported to VAERS. You should make a vaccine adverse event report to VAERS if you or your child has regressed physically, mentally or emotionally after vaccination or has experienced acute symptoms within hours, days or weeks of vaccination.

Please visit our Ask 8, If You Vaccinate webpage for information on vaccine reaction symptoms and our injury compensation webpage to learn more about filing an injury claim. No vaccine is 100 percent safe for everyone. Vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths are real and by federal law vaccine adverse events must be reported to federal health officials. Click here learn more about reporting serious health problems following vaccination, how to view federal vaccine reaction reports, and the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).


U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

Since 1990, the U.S. Government has collected over a million vaccine adverse event reports, which is stored in the VAERS database and is available for anyone to search or download. Reports made to VAERS assists federal officials in identifying vaccine safety signals. Reporting to VAERS will help reduce vaccine risks for everyone. If your doctor will not report a serious health problem you or your child suffers following vaccination, you have the ability to report a suspected vaccine reaction to VAERS on your own.

» Click Here to Report to VAERS


NVIC hosts MedAlerts, a powerful VAERS database search engine. MedAlerts provide the public with a more user-friendly search engine and offers increased search and reporting capabilities in comparison to the federal CDC Wonder search engine. The MedAlerts user guide makes it easy to search for vaccine reaction symptoms, report dates, places and more. Data can also be downloaded for local analysis. Before searching the data, read the U.S. Government disclaimer for data limitations.

» Click Here to Search MedAlerts

NVIC Vaccine Reaction Registry

Since 1982, the NVIC has operated a Vaccine Reaction Registry, which has served as a watchdog on reports submitted to VAERS. If you have experienced a vaccine adverse event, please report it to VAERS and to our registry. 

» Click Here to Report to NVIC Registry


Impact of Vaccine Recommendations and Mandates

As more vaccines have been recommended and mandated by government health officials, NVIC is receiving more reports from Americans describing how they are being harassed for trying to make informed vaccine choices for themselves and their children:

  • Children are being denied a public education if their parents do not show state officials proof they have received all state mandated vaccines or have obtained a signature from a medical worker when they file a religious of personal belief exemption to vaccination;
  • Doctors are refusing to provide medical care to children and adults who do not agree to get every government recommended vaccine;
  • Health care workers are being fired if they do not get an annual flu shot.
  • Vaccine failures may not be reported.
If you have experienced any of the above, please choose one or more options below to share your experience.

Reporting Vaccine Failure 

No vaccine is 100 percent effective for everyone. Vaccines don't always prevent disease. Vaccine failures and vaccine strain infections do occur. It is important to understand that vaccinated persons can still get infectious diseases, as well as transmit them to others. Click here to read stories shared by others, and click here to report a vaccine failure

Vaccine Harassment Reporting 

Have you been threatened or sanctioned by your employer, doctor, school personnel or public health official for delaying or declining a vaccine for yourself or your child?  Click here to view harassment stories on our Cry for Vaccine Freedom Wall and click here to report vaccine harassment

The International Memorial for Vaccine Victims

This virtual memorial is dedicated to those whose lives have been forever changed by vaccines. They are the men, women and children who have been injured or died from vaccines that they were often required by law to use. Click here to visit the Memorial for Vaccine Victims and/or to create a memorial for your loved one.

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