Though federal law requires doctors to report injuries to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), there are no consequences for doctors if they don’t. VEARS is the only system we have in The United States to track vaccine injuries. Sometimes, doctor report injuries to the manufacturer (pharmaceutical company) instead of There is no oversight to ensure reports made to the manufacturers are forwarded to the VAERS.
Prior to COVID, less than 1% of vaccine injuries and deaths were reported1 to the only vaccine adverse event reporting system existing in The United States — the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). We don’t know what the underreporting rate is for COVID vaccines.
1 sources: HHS/Harvard AHCR; Former FDA Commissioner