Reporting Vaccine Reactions
- To report your child’s adverse reaction to the CDC, please visit the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and click “Report the Reaction.” Remember that even the slightest adverse reaction needs to be reported (i.e. slight fever, fussiness, etc). It doesn’t need to be worst case scenario.
- According to the CDC, it’s estimated that only between 1%-10% of adverse vaccine reactions are reported. Spreading awareness about the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System is imperative to letting the government know the real numbers associated with vaccine injury. If your child has suffered a reaction to any or all of his/her vaccinations, *PLEASE* report it to the VAERS database.
- After your report the vaccine injury, VAERS will send you a letter in the mail confirming that they received your report. They will offer condolences for the experience and will add in their legal “cover their butt” statement that basically says it’s impossible to tell if your report can be traced back to the vaccine being a cause. Keep this letter. The important part? You reported your child’s reaction!!