COVID-19 Q&A: Vaccine information on VAERS, cancer, and efficacy

Misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is everywhere. But the fact is that the COVID-19 vaccine is the very best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious illness and hospitalization. It’s safe, and it’s effective. And it will help keep you from having to go to the hospital.

Here are some common questions and answers about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Are all events reported to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) caused by vaccination?

No. VAERS data alone cannot determine if the reported adverse event was caused by a COVID-19 vaccination.

Everyone, including patients and their healthcare providers, can report events to VAERS, even if it is not clear whether a vaccine caused the problem. Some VAERS reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable.

Serious adverse events reported into VAERS are studied by vaccine safety experts who look for unusually high numbers of health problems, or a pattern of problems, after people receive a vaccine. The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) reviews VAERS reports that indicate a serious adverse event for Idaho residents.

Recently, the number of deaths reported to VAERS after COVID-19 vaccination has been misinterpreted and misreported as deaths proven to be caused by vaccination. However, reports to VAERS of adverse events after vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem.

Learn more about VAERS.

Can COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer?

No. None of the vaccines alter your genes in any way, and therefore cannot cause cancer. The vaccines teach cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response if someone gets infected. Those instructions do not interact with your DNA or alter genes.

Even so, swollen lymph nodes after vaccination can mimic the symptoms of cancer on mammograms or other scans, so make sure to notify your healthcare provider if you are getting a cancer screening or other scans shortly after being vaccinated.

Is a vaccine that’s 60-80 percent effective worth taking?

Yes. All three of the COVID-19 vaccines are more than 90 percent effective for preventing severe disease and hospitalization. Even if a person who has been vaccinated becomes infected, they are much less likely to have symptoms that require hospitalization.

Also, if most of the people in a community are vaccinated, it will help to limit the spread of disease, achieve community immunity, and end the pandemic.

Do I need to get the vaccine if I have already had COVID-19?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination for people who have already been infected with and recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection lowers the risk of future infections even further.

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3 thoughts on “COVID-19 Q&A: Vaccine information on VAERS, cancer, and efficacy

    1. Frankie

      Hey covidpilot… You raise the million dollar question, and expose this farse for what it is. Just because all the puppets are saying, and repeating, OVER AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN…the same rhetoric, doesn’t make it true. In fact, the most disturbing thing is, that the political agenda pushing, greed centric, and otherwise corrupt system currently attempting to indoctrinate and brainwash the public into thinking these vaccines are safe, are the ones who are calling anything that questions it’s validity, safety, or points out any ulterior motive, “misinformation”, all the while spreading the misinformation themselves. COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD, have CANCELLED THE COVID PROTOCOLS. No masks, no vaccines, no social distancing… Unfortunately, the corrupt media, whom of which is also under special mandates ( and u suspect receiving monetary incentives), by local and federal government to reject, refuse to hear or acknowledge, and otherwise distort the truth about covid, vaccines, side effects and deaths, etc., Will not report on the many states that are experiencing massive breakthrough cases, filling the hospitals. Other countries have boasted 70% and higher vaccinations, but also noticed their hospitals were full of the fully vaccinated…. but somehow, the dissimulation of lies and misinformation by the government and the media, have thought it appropriate to blame the unvaccinated for the fully vaccinated getting covid. Now, coming to light, is the effectiveness of natural immunity, from those who have recovered. Up to 80% more effective than the poison cocktail that was not allowed to finish trials, and cut it short by 18 months), is both the most ridiculous thing and exposed the second most ridiculous thing, ” that the vaccine is safe, effective, and prevents your lived ones and community from infection and ending up in the hospital”. It’s all lies and misinformation, from this current administration, and perpetuated by local and state governments, as well as local school and education boards, ( recently exposed CDC letter to look cal school boards promising millions to them for pushing the VACCINE), that are recieving monetary compensation for pushing the VACCINE. And don’t get me started on the carcinogenic laden coating applied to the PCR SWABS for testing for the covid… Stuffing that poison up into your mucal system, to be carried into your body, and brain…??? It’s nothing short of a multi- pronged attack against an unsuspecting public, that by vaccine or PCR, they have concocted a grand scheme to infect, endanger, kill and eradicate, mankind, all while Bill gates, Faucci and others profit from the sale of their vaccines and PCR test kits…you do the math… It all equals greed, corruption, murder…and depopulation.

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