Healthcare workers in Florida have been ordered to reveal the risks from Covid-19 vaccines after reports of adverse reactions leapt by 1700 percent in the state in 2021.
Life-threatening reactions increased by more than 4400 percent among Florida residents who reported to the nation’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
In 2020, the year before the Covid-19 vaccines were launched, 2466 Floridians had reported a reaction to a vaccine—but in 2021, the first year the Covid vaccines were rolled out, 41,473 reactions were reported.
The state’s health agency is confident the reactions are almost exclusively the result of the Covid jabs, and especially the mRNA vaccines. There was no similar increase in 2009 when the H1N1 vaccines were introduced; in that year, just 1358 cases in Florida were reported to VAERS.
The State Surgeon General, Dr Joseph A Ladapo, says the increase in reported reactions has been mirrored in studies into the safety of the Covid-19 vaccinations. Serious adverse events—including coagulation disorders, acute cardiac injuries and encephalitis—were estimated to happen in one out of every 550 people vaccinated, one study found.
“To support transparency, the State of Florida reminds healthcare workers to accurately communicate the risks and benefits of all clinical interventions to their patients, including those associated with the Covid-19 vaccine, as additional risks continue to be identified and disclosed to the public,” a recent health alert announced.