VAERS is the national Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. The FDA recommends reporting any adverse event that happens after getting a vaccine to VAERS, even if you are not sure the vaccine caused the event. The data the government collects through VAERS helps it determine the safety of vaccines. Although vaccines go through a safety process before they are licensed, sometimes latent dangers are not apparent until they are administered to millions of people from different backgrounds and with varied medical histories.
You or your healthcare provider can report an adverse event to VAERS. If you are unsure whether to report, the FDA advises you discuss the matter with your healthcare provider.
Reports to VAERS are easily done via the internet at https://sercure.vaers.org, by fax to 877-721-0366, or by mail to VAERS, P.O. Box 1100 Rockville, MD, 20849-1100.
A helpful FDA brochure on VAERS can be found here.
You may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by a vaccine through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), which is separate from VAERS. Call one of our experienced attorneys to help determine whether we can petition the NVICP and get you cash compensation.