Yellow Card scheme for adverse events does not suggest any new side effects of COVID-19 vaccines

Adverse event reporting systems, such as the Yellow Card scheme in the U.K. or VAERS in the U.S., are designed to help health authorities monitor the safety of medical products such as the COVID-19 vaccines. However, the databases contain unverified information and cannot demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines caused adverse events. The reports can be a starting point for a detailed investigation into potential side effects, which happened for rare cases of blood clotting and anaphylaxis. Overall, the U.K. regulatory body, the MHRA, still concludes that the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines outweigh their known risks.

VAERS reports of adverse events in people who received COVID-19 vaccines don’t demonstrate that these events were caused by the vaccines; evidence does not indicate COVID-19 vaccines caused Bell’s palsy and deaths

Both COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were thoroughly reviewed for safety and efficacy before approval. The U.S. Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) enables the public and healthcare providers to report adverse events that occur after vaccination. It serves as an early warning system for potential problems with vaccines. However, determining whether there is a causal link requires further investigation into these reports. VAERS data only tells us that an adverse event occurred after vaccination; on its own it cannot prove that vaccines caused the adverse event.

FDA experts support COVID-19 vaccines, didn’t author unsupported allegations of vaccine-caused deaths

The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at protecting people from disease, hospitalization, and death. While they come with side effects, their benefits outweigh their risks. The FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is in charge of evaluating data about vaccine effectiveness and safety and issuing recommendations regarding their use. The committee also holds public hearing sessions where interested members of the public may present their views on the matter. The committee met on 17 September 2021 to discuss the use of a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines and approved its use for people above 65 and people particularly vulnerable to the disease.

Video shared by Sebastian Gorka Facebook page shows nurse making false and unsubstantiated claims about ivermectin, COVID-19 PCR tests, and COVID-19 vaccine safety

Data from clinical trials and ongoing monitoring of vaccination campaigns show that COVID-19 vaccines are very safe and effective. Their benefits outweigh their risks, as they are highly effective at reducing a person’s risk of infection and severe illness. There is no reliable scientific evidence demonstrating that ivermectin is an effective COVID-19 treatment, although research is currently underway to resolve this question.

Vaccinated people are much more protected from COVID-19 than unvaccinated individuals; the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines outweigh their risks

Epidemiological studies show that there are much fewer COVID-19 cases or deaths among vaccinated people compared to unvaccinated individuals. Published data show that vaccinated people infected by SARS-CoV-2 usually present a lower viral load, preventing severe forms of the disease, and reducing the likelihood of transmission. Vaccination isn’t associated with an increased likelihood of dying and efficiently protects from COVID-19.

Unsupported claim that COVID-19 vaccines caused hundreds of serious reactions among military veterans misuses VAERS reports

The U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) collects reports from adverse events that occur after vaccination. While VAERS is a useful early warning system that helps identify rare potential effects of vaccines, the reports alone cannot establish a causal link between both. Public health authorities use this information to identify events that might require further investigation

Understanding causality in adverse events after vaccination

Introduction Whether you’re watching the news or scrolling through your social media feeds, you’re certain to come across content about COVID-19 vaccines. This is unsurprising—vaccine safety, and in particular adverse events occurring after COVID-19 vaccination, have been the subject of scrutiny from regulatory agencies, scientists, and the public. While it’s critical to be vigilant and … Continued

Retracted study misused statistics and adverse event reports to claim that COVID-19 vaccines don’t offer “clear benefit” and caused deaths

Data from clinical trials and ongoing vaccination campaigns show that authorized COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness and death. Common side effects of the vaccines, which include headache, fever, and pain at the injection site, are mild and relatively short-lived when compared to the disease itself. On the whole, the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines outweigh their risks, and it is safer to get the vaccine than not to.

COVID-19 vaccines don’t affect ovaries or fertility in general; the vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness and death

Real-world evidence shows that the COVID-19 RNA vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness and death. There is evidence indicating that spike protein during infection can lead to damage, but this isn’t representative of the situation in vaccination. The level of spike protein generated through COVID-19 vaccination is much lower than the levels associated with damage during infection. The evidence so far doesn’t show that COVID-19 vaccination leads to a higher risk of adverse events during pregnancy or affects fertility.