"For all the cases I've seen, I have never seen any medical provider report them to VAERS. I have filed VAERS reports. But I am the only nurse I have ever met that files VAERS reports. I also have never met a doctor that filed a VAERS report." -- A Nurse's Story - 'I have seen the cover up.' (source)
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created in the 1980s for the purpose of absolving vaccine manufacturers of any liability. It accomplishes this by offloading the culpability of vaccine manufacturers to the U.S. government and, in turn, the tax payer. The NVICP forces claimants to bypass the traditional legal system in favor of a behind-the-curtain government "court" which severely handicaps claimants and withholds evidence from the public. If vaccines were safe, why would a such a system be created for the purpose of protecting one of the most lucrative industries on the planet?
From the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program page:
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving vaccine injury petitions.
It was created in the 1980s, after lawsuits against vaccine companies and health care providers threatened to cause vaccine shortages and reduce U.S. vaccination rates, which could have caused a resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases.
According to the document, Vaccine Injury Compensation Data for June 1, 2021, from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) website, 4.5 billion dollars has been paid out since the programs inception:
Since 1988, over 24,084 petitions have been filed with the VICP. Over that 30-year time period, 19,867 petitions have been adjudicated, with 8,088 of those determined to be compensable, while 11,779 were dismissed. Total compensation paid over the life of the program is approximately $4.5 billion.
The $4.5 billion figure may only represent a tiny fraction of the amount which should have been paid out according to estimates which indicate that less than 1% of vaccine related injuries are actually reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). From a long overdue and the first study of its kind where the health of unvaccinated children was compared to that of vaccinated children, we read:
Knowledge of adverse events following vaccinations is largely based on voluntary reports to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) by physicians and parents. However, the rate of reporting of serious vaccine injuries is estimated to be <1% .
And from a report from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care we read:
Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported.
And from a report from the 106th Congress (1999-2000) we read:
While the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System [VAERS]may be lauded as the "front line" of vaccine safety, the lack of enforcement provisions and effective monitoring of reporting practices preclude accurate assessments of the extent to which adverse events are actually reported. Former FDA Commissioner David A. Kessler has estimated that VAERS reports currently represent only a fraction of the serious adverse events.
There are several crucial reasons for the severe underreporting of vaccine related injuries, including the fact that medical school students typically receive only a few hours of training regarding vaccines wherein they are not taught how to recognize many problems that any given vaccine may cause. They are simply told that vaccines are safe and effective and that they need to follow the CDC schedule. Also they are not properly educated regarding the highly toxic ingredients contained in many vaccines, including neurotoxins such as aluminum and thimerosal. Lastly, many medical doctors and nurses, some of which have practiced medicine for a decade or more, as well as very large portion of the general public, are not even aware of the existence of the VAERS reporting system.
From Congressional hearings before the Committee on Government Reform on 3-Oct-2000 we read:
We have systems that are supposedly designed to track information, like the VAERS system, but again testimony that we have heard suggests that people are discouraged from using systems.
Finally, adverse reactions are seriously underreported to FDA's Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System [VAERS], which is, as you know, a passive system.
Moreover, there has been no systematic followup to obtain data on the clinical conditions. As you can see on slide four, 42 percent of the respondents reporting they had received one or more anthrax shots. Of those taking one or more shots, 86 percent reported experiencing some type of local and/or systemic reactions; 71 percent reported being unaware of VAERS itself.
Another study regarding the underreporting of vaccine injuries to the VAERS system found that 29% of healthcare providers (HCP) were not aware of the system and, of those that were, only 17% had ever filed a report:
Results: Our survey response rate was 54.9%. The percentage of HCP aware of VAERS (71%) varied by occupation and primary care practice area. About 37% of HCP had identified at least one AEFI with only 17% of these indicating that they had ever reported to VAERS. More serious events were more likely to be reported. Factors associated with HCP not reporting AEFI included: HCP not familiar versus very familiar with filing a paper VAERS report (OR=12.84; p<0.0001), primary care practice area of internal medicine versus pediatrics (OR=4.22; p=0.0005), and HCP not familiar versus very familiar with when it was required to file a VAERS report (OR=5.52; p=0.0013).