VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to the system. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. In large part, reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind.
The strengths of VAERS are that it is national in scope and can quickly provide an early warning of a safety problem with a vaccine. As part of CDC and FDA’s multi-system approach to post-licensure vaccine safety monitoring, VAERS is designed to rapidly detect unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse events, also known as “safety signals.” If a safety signal is found in VAERS, further studies can be done in safety systems such as the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) or the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) project. These systems do not have the same scientific limitations as VAERS, and can better assess health risks and possible connections between adverse events and a vaccine.
Key considerations and limitations of VAERS data:
VAERS data available to the public include only the initial report data to VAERS. Updated data which contains data from medical records and corrections reported during follow up are used by the government for analysis. However, for numerous reasons including data consistency, these amended data are not available to the public.
dick and balls were shrinking, and it's just skin now; dick and balls were shrinking, and it's just skin now; wasn't feeling good right away; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable consumer. A 21-year-old male patient received BNT162B2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE), via an unspecified route of administration on an unspecified date in Feb2021 at single dose for covid-19 immunisation. The relevant medical history and concomitant medications were not reported. The patient took Covid shot and had bad reactions from it and wanted to let us know. It was consumer's friends brother and he lost his penis and it's gone. He said that it was dangerous. Stated he was really sad and someone should let know about the product. He said that he only wanted to let Pfizer know that his friends brother lost his dick because of the vaccine and he didn't feel good anymore. The patient got the Pfizer Covid vaccine a few days prior to the report and when he got it he wasn't feeling good right away and his brother told him his dick and balls were shrinking and it's just skin now. Didn't have any information to provide, just that he was really healthy. Stated that the vaccine was shrinking peoples' dicks and making them disappear forever and stated he would rather die than got the vaccine. Clarified penis and testicles as dick and balls. The patient received the vaccine about 3 days prior to the report and he was in the hospital. Stated his friend just told him this. Consumer did not know when he was hospitalized and they were running tests. He said that the patient was shrinking. No further information provided. He said that the patient was hurting bad right now. Stated when he met the patient he was a healthy happy guy and now he had lost his mojo per his friend. The outcome of the events was unknown. No follow-up attempts are possible, information about batch/lot number cannot be obtained.
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