The Florida Department of Health and State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo have reported a significant increase in reports of vaccine adverse reports since the release of the COVID-19 vaccines.
According to the department, in Florida alone, there was a 1,700% increase in reports after the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to an increase of 400% in overall vaccine administration for the same time period. Furthermore, the reports of life-threatening conditions increased more than 4,400%.
“This is a novel increase and was not seen during the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign,” the department’s officials said in a prepared statement. “There is a need for additional unbiased research to better understand the COVID-19 vaccines' short- and long-term effects.”
The findings in Florida are consistent with various studies that continue to uncover such risks.
According to a study, Fraiman J et al, Vaccine. 2022, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were associated with an excess risk of serious adverse events, including coagulation disorders, acute cardiac injuries, Bell’s palsy, and encephalitis, the department said. This risk was 1 in 550 individuals.
A second study, Sun CLF et al, Sci Rep. 2022, found increased acute cardiac arrests and other acute cardiac events following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.
Additionally, Dag Berild J et al, JAMA Netw Open. 2022, assessed the risk of thromboembolic and thrombocytopenic events related to COVID-19 vaccines and found preliminary evidence of increased risk of both coronary disease and cardiovascular disease.