Case #1346657 received by VAERS on 5/25/2021: “[19 year-old male] Found deceased in bed, no known symptoms, undetermined cause and manner of death.”
Date of COVID-19 Vaccination: 2/18/2021. Date of Death: 2/19/2021.
Case #1372120 received by VAERS on 6/3/2021: “[19 year-old female] Pt called 911 for shortness of breath The following is the paramedic narrative patient found at home, sitting on floor. alert, speaking. Patient with sob, saying she can not breath , states it came on suddenly about a half hour ago and pt has not been feeling ill prior to this. No trauma, no pains or other complaints. pt went unconscious then into pea cardiac arrest, witnessed. Laid pt down and check for heart beat and breathing, became pulseless and apneic Initial treatment CPR, IV, BVM. Family states no medical history other than anemia. no drug use, no respiratory or cardiac issues. Pt was given J and J covid 19 vaccine recently. Pt also just returned from a trip and noted to not have gone diving. 2 epinephrine IV given on scene with no change to heart rhythm. Pt loaded into the ambulance and cpr continued while transporting. pt with copious amounts of vomit, suction enroute to ed. Pt w/o shockable rhythm throughout transport. Continue cpr and bvm via king airway , cap at 9. unable to get capnography higher. no change in heart rhythm. while enroute to er. At ED pt did get pulses back however it was reported that pt loss pulses and was pronounced.”
Date of COVID-19 Vaccination: 5/1/2021. Date of Death: 6/1/2021.
Case #1355039 received by VAERS on 5/27/2021: “[20 year-old male] Cardiac Arrest.”
Date of COVID-19 Vaccination: 5/22/2021. Date of Death: 5/25/2021.
Case #1397246 received by VAERS on 6/14/2021: “HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: This is a 20-year-old male with past medical history of asthma, who was brought to ED by ambulance for nausea, vomiting, generalized weakness, and fever. The patient received his second dose of Moderna vaccine 10 days ago. The patient is experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fatigue, poor p.o. intake for the last few days. He was at ED 4 days ago and had a negative workup. The patient had a fever with T-max of 103 at home. He also had 2 episodes of emesis in the last few days. He denies any diarrhea, chest pain, abdominal pain. He complains of headache. He denies any blurred vision or neck stiffness. At hospital, the patient was given 4 L of fluid and had multiple blood tests. Even echocardiograms were unremarkable. The patient is unable to ambulate because of generalized weakness and dizziness.”
Date of COVID-19 Vaccination: 5/14/2021. Date of Death: 6/5/2021.
Established in 1990, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national early warning system to detect possible safety problems in U.S.-licensed vaccines. VAERS is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS accepts and analyzes reports of adverse events (possible side effects) after a person has received a vaccination. Anyone can report an adverse event to VAERS. Healthcare professionals are required to report certain adverse events and vaccine manufacturers are required to report all adverse events that come to their attention.
VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences to CDC and FDA. VAERS is not designed to determine if a vaccine caused a health problem, but is especially useful for detecting unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse event reporting that might indicate a possible safety problem with a vaccine. This way, VAERS can provide CDC and FDA with valuable information that additional work and evaluation is necessary to further assess a possible safety concern.