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December 1, 2022

Saudi Pharm J




Vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS): Evaluation of 31 years of reports and pandemics’ impact.


Almadani OA, Alshammari TM
Saudi Pharm J. 2022 Dec; 30(12):1725-1735.
PMID: 36601511.


Vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS) was established in the United States (U.S.) as an early warning system with a main purpose of collecting post-marketing Adverse events following immunizations (AEFIs) reports to monitor the vaccine safety and to mitigate the risks from vaccines. During the coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, VAERS got more attention as its important role in monitoring the safety of the vaccines. The aim of this study was to investigate VAERS patterns, reported AEFI, vaccines, and impact of different pandemics since its inception.