Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System 2018

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The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) 2018 was created by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to receive reports about adverse events that may be associated with vaccines. No prescription drug or biological product, such as a vaccine, is completely free from side effects.


Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a passive reporting system, meaning that reports about adverse events are not automatically collected, but require a report to be filed to VAERS. VAERS reports can be submitted voluntarily by anyone, including healthcare providers, patients, or family members. Reports vary in quality and completeness. They often lack details and sometimes can have information that contains errors. About 85-90% of vaccine adverse event reports concern relatively minor events, such as fevers or redness and swelling at the injection site. The remaining reports (less than 15%) describe serious events, such as hospitalizations, life-threatening illnesses, or deaths. The reports of serious events are of greatest concern and receive the most careful scrutiny by VAERS staff. VAERS researchers apply procedures and methods of analysis to help them closely monitor the safety of vaccines. When a concern arises, action is taken. The hope is that this brief explanation of the factors associated with vaccines and adverse events will assist users in understanding the data they are viewing.

Vaccines protect many people from dangerous illnesses, but vaccines, like drugs, can cause side effects, a small percentage of which may be serious. VAERS is used to continually monitor reports to determine whether any vaccine or vaccine lot has a higher than expected rate of events.

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Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VAERS Data, VAERS Data, VAERS Data 2018, Vaccination Reporting System 2018, FDA Vaccine Reports, CDC Vaccine Reports, Vaccine Side Effects

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VAERS Identification 2018, Vaccine Adverse Events 2018, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VAERS Data 2018

VAERS_Identification_NumberUnique Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Identification Numberintegerlevel : Nominal
Received_DateDate report was receiveddate-
State_AbbreviationState Abbreviationstring-
Age_Of_Patient_In_YearsAge of patient in years calculated by (vax_datebirthdate)numberlevel : Ratio
Age_Of_Patient_In_MonthsAge of patient in months calculated by (vax_datebirthdate). The values for this variable range from 0 to <1numberlevel : Ratio
Date_Form_CompletedDate Form Completeddate-
Reported_SymptomDetail description for Reported symptomstring-
Is_DiedDied ('Y' = true)boolean-
Date_Of_DeathDate of Deathdate-
Is_Life_Threatening_IllnessLife-Threatening Illness ('Y' - true)boolean-
Is_Emergency_Room_Or_Doctor_VisitEmergency Room or Doctor Visit ('Y' - true)boolean-
Is_HospitalizedHospitalized ('Y' - true)boolean-
Number_Of_Days_HospitalizedNumber of days Hospitalizedintegerlevel : Ratio
Is_Prolonged_HospitalizationProlonged Hospitalization ('Y' - true)boolean-
Is_DisabilityDisability ('Y' - true)boolean-
Is_RecoveredRecovered ('Y' - true, 'N' - false)boolean-
Vaccination_DateVaccination Datedate-
Adverse_Event_Onset_DateAdverse Event Onset Datedate-
Number_Of_DaysNumber of days (Onset date - Vax. Date)integerlevel : Ratio
Diagnostic_Laboratory_DataDiagnostic laboratory datastring-
Vaccines_AdministeredVaccines Administered at (PUB=Public, PVT=Private,OTH=Other, MIL=Military, PHM=Pharmacy or drug store, SCH=School/student health clinic, SEN=Nursing home or senior living facility, WRK=Workplace clinic, UNK=Unknown)string-
Vaccines_PurchasedVaccines purchased with (PUB=Public,PVT=Private, OTH=Other, MIL=Military) fundsstring-
Other_MedicationsOther Medicationsstring-
Current_IllnessesCurrent Illnessesstring-
Pre_Existing_Physician_Diagnosed_AllergiesPre-existing physician diagnosed allergies, birth defects, medical conditionsstring-
Prior_Vaccination_Event_InformationPrior Vaccination Event informationstring-
Manufacturer_NumberManufacturer Numberstring-
VAERS Identification NumberReceived DateState AbbreviationAge Of Patient In YearsAge Of Patient In MonthsSexDate Form CompletedReported SymptomIs DiedDate Of DeathIs Life Threatening IllnessIs Emergency Room Or Doctor VisitIs HospitalizedNumber Of Days HospitalizedIs Prolonged HospitalizationIs DisabilityIs RecoveredVaccination DateAdverse Event Onset DateNumber Of DaysDiagnostic Laboratory DataVaccines AdministeredVaccines PurchasedOther MedicationsCurrent IllnessesPre Existing Physician Diagnosed AllergiesPrior Vaccination Event InformationManufacturer Number
7322172018-01-01TN66.0FemaleConstant pain in shoulder, Limited range of motion.False2017-12-052017-12-05Pharmacy or drug storeTorvastatin, Lunesta, CoQ10, Calcium, D3Bronchitis
7322182018-01-01NY0.330.3FemaleRash and hives over mouth, neck chest, belly, diaper area, arms, back. Swollen right ear.2017-12-272017-12-314.0PrivateCold week before
7322192018-01-01NY71.0FemalePatient called the pharmacy stating her right arm was red, swollen and sore around the injection site. I referred her to be seen by a physician in the case that it was cellulitis. Patient was seen in the ER with dx of cellulitis and given a 7 day course of doxycycline.False2017-12-282017-12-313.0Unknown
7322202018-01-01NJ80.0FemaleDiffuse rash, warm to the touch surrounding adjacent area of injection.True2017-12-222017-12-231.0Pharmacy or drug store Known
7322212018-01-0126.0MaleItchy feeling in arm, large red circle around injection site, hot to touch, skin is firm.False2017-12-302018-01-012.0Military
7322222018-01-01CO1.170.2MaleDeveloped fever 103+ and whole body rash.False2017-12-202017-12-288.0Private
7322232018-01-01NC65.0MalePatient said arm was really red and also back and chest area. Itching very bad. Told patient to continue taking BENADRYL, could use some hydrocortisone, AVEENO oatmeal bath or baking soda bath to soothe. Patient said they might use calamine lotion too. Told him he may need to go to dr for prednisone taper if gets worse.2017-12-302017-12-311.0Pharmacy or drug storeCARTIA; lisinopril
7322242018-01-01WY67.0FemaleExtreme swelling, itching, redness, and pain at injection site. Took BENADRYL and acetaminophen for 3 days. Lump at injection site remained approximately a month.True2017-10-032017-10-03Pharmacy or drug storeWarfarin, Meloxicam
7322252018-01-01OH86.0FemaleRedness Swelling Warmth all the way around arm. Spoke with patient on Monday and her arm is doing much better. Also on Friday evening she could not raise her arm up.True2017-12-292017-12-29Unknown
7322262018-01-01MA19.0FemalePatient was encouraged to undergo Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccination per CDC recommendation following two confirmed cases of Meningitis B at the University. After a week post vaccination characterized by general malaise (chills early, then predominantly tiredness), in the PM of Friday Dec 8 the patient suffered a series of Generalized Tonic-Clonic seizures in her dorm, accompanied by disorientation, confusion and possibly/eventually unconsciousness. Leading to an 9-1-1 call, ambulance transport to local hospital then immediately to the ER, where she was hospitalized in the Dept. of Neurology until discharge 4 days later.TrueTrue5.0True2017-12-012017-12-087.0A complete workup for suspected CNS disease followed immediately, including -imaging (MRI, CT): normal; - EEG, slowed but recovering, consistent with recovery from GTC seizure(s) - lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis: primarily lymphocytic encephalitis, else normal - later followed by serology for known infectious diseases (Herpes Simplex, Var. Zoster, Trep. pallidum, Cryptocc, others?): all negativePrivateinsulin, short-acting, multi-dose, daily; insulin, long-acting, 1/d knownTypDiabetes