In the following piece, we will examine adverse event reports from COVID-19 vaccines administered in Australia, and compare the statistics to every other vaccine over a 40 year period (since 1971).
This comparison shows that COVID-19 vaccine adverse rates are significantly higher than the latter.
The piece will use reports from Australia’s adverse event reporting system, the Database of Adverse Event Notifications (DAEN), as a tool for comparison until 30 March 2022.
Information for this system comes from reports made to the TGA by patients, consumers, health professionals and sponsors of medicines.
The reports in the database start from 1 January 1971 and you can access documents until up to 1 months prior to the date of access, which they use to ‘investigate each adverse event report’.
Let’s take a look at what the database shows in regards to adverse event comparisons.