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US government website for collecting adverse events after vaccination is inaccessible to most users

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2449 (Published 19 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2449

Re: US government website for collecting adverse events after vaccination is inaccessible to most users

The VAERS database, which is not widely known and otherwise widely ignored, has recorded 599,972 events since c.1990 [1]. It might represent 1% of actual cases. Until we actively monitor and investigate adverse events and their sequelae for up to a year after they happen, rather than rely on spontaneous and haphazard reporting, we will never be able to properly assess the fall-out of the vaccine programme in a population rife with chronic disease and neurologic impairment.

[1] http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?TABLE=ON&GROUP1=AGE&EVENT...

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 May 2017
John Stone
UK Editor
AgeofAutism.com
London N22