Florida Surgeon General: 1,700% increase in vaccine adverse event reporting after Covid-19 vax rollout


Florida’s surgeon general is advising the health care sector of a “substantial increase in Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports from Florida after the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.”

Doctors and patients, or guardians of patients, can report adverse reactions from vaccines to the VAERS website. The primary objectives of VAERS data collection, which is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are to:

  • Detect new, unusual, or rare vaccine adverse events;
  • Monitor increases in known adverse events;
  • Identify potential patient risk factors for particular types of adverse events;
  • Assess the safety of newly licensed vaccines;
  • Determine and address possible reporting clusters (e.g., suspected localized [temporally or geographically] or product-/batch-/lot-specific adverse event reporting);
  • Recognize persistent safe-use problems and administration errors;
  • Provide a national safety monitoring system that extends to the entire general population

In Florida, one of the first states to roll out the vaccine program for its older-than-average population, the spike in adverse events is up 1,700%.

Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo issued commentary about the exponential increase in reports of adverse events:

“In Florida alone, there was a 1,700% increase in VAERS reports after the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to an increase of 400% in overall vaccine administration for the same time period.

“The reporting of life-threatening conditions increased over 4,400%. This is a novel increase and was not seen during the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign. 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. To further evaluate this, the Surgeon General wrote a letterto the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) illustrating the risk factors associated with the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and emphasizing the need for additional transparency.

“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. This risk was 1 in 550 individuals, which is much higher than other vaccines.

“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.

“While the CDC has identified safety signals for stroke among individuals 65 and older following the bivalent booster administration, there is a need for additional assessments and research regarding safety of all mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

“To support transparency, the State of Florida reminds health care providers 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.

“The State of Florida remains dedicated to protecting communities from the risks of COVID-19 and other public health concerns, specifically by promoting the importance of treatment and promoting prevention through healthy habits. We encourage our health care partners and providers to do the same.”

Lapado was appointed as Florida Surgeon General in 2021 by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Dr. Ladapo graduated from Wake Forest University and received his medical degree from Harvard and PhD in Health Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he received the Harvard Medical School Class of 2012 Resident Teaching Award and the Daniel E. Ford Award in Health Services and Outcomes Research from John Hopkins University.


  1. Don’t get me wrong, I have been looking at CDC and the Covid Vaccine with deep suspicion since the beginning but, the unvarnished truth is that the 1700 percent increase sited in the article represents nothing more than increased public awareness and of itself offers researchers nothing except a larger database. As far as I can tell, none of the data from that dataset was used to derive any of the data points sited in the article.

  2. So we see more truth exposing one of the most cruel and excessive overreach’s of the federal government who never lies. Every person involved needs to be heals accountable and everyone involved with information suppression needs to be in jail. But watch the sheep vote for more stupid government. To much power in DC we need to fix that one way or another.

  3. While the government gave immunity to the vaccine makers, there is an avenue to push forward. Anyone who was forced to get the shot to keep a job and got sick as a result should sue the crap out of the company who mandated it.

    • Not entirely true, for some industries, during a concerning but brief timeline, under the ETS § 1910.504 employers were required to have employees vaccinated, under a written company COVID-19 plan. Depending on how a company’s plan was written, the mandatory requirement could and should have deflected the mandatory vaccination requirement back onto the government.

  4. Since the “emergency” declaration is over nationally, so should the immunity go away for the vaccine makers. Contact your senators and representative in D.C. and express your opinion on this matter.

    “Emergency uses of the vaccines HAVE NOT been approved or licensed by FDA but have been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in individuals aged 6 months and older. The emergency uses are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of the medical product under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.”

    Straight from the first page if Pfizer/Biontech webpage. Time to terminate the declaration or have the authorization revoked and revoke the immunity shield the makers of this product.

  5. Sorry but the VAERS is unscientific and unverified. Anyone can put anything they want in it. I’ve used it and it counts a sore arm as an adverse reaction, it bugs you daily until you delete it. How many people are reporting symptoms to skew the data? Wouldn’t be surprised if some of the folks on here haven’t done that. Not saying the vaccine is all that but the VAERS is a joke. Most people didn’t even know about it until Covid.

    • Watch the UK data then, it follows the same trend. Hop over to Dr John Campbell’s site, he’s been analyzing the data from the off. But yes, I agree, record keeping in the USA is abysmal at best, that’s why people are on their 5th shot, and blindly heading for their 6th!


  6. Oh no, it’s safe and effective, you need to take it for all of us, for your families! Wear your mask! Stay home! And the sheep goes baaaa baaaa!

  7. Well folks, when you massively increase the total number of vaccinations given in a year, you should expect to see a proportional increase in adverse VAERS reports. Pretty simple math.

    Everyone I know has had pretty much the full course of Covid vaccinations, and we’re all still doing just fine thank you very much.

    MRAK, you should be ashamed of yourself for promoting anti-vax viewpoints. Journalists are supposed to work in the public interest, and undermining confidence in the public health system does just the opposite.

    Funny thing: When anti-vaxxers are stricken with cancer or any other fatal disease, and an experimental trial drug is offered, will they beg to get on the list or will they maintain their irrational defiance? I think we all know the answer to that one.

    Now roll up those sleeves!!

    • Whidbey the Cur, the only real experimental trail drug in this discussion is the unsafe and ineffective mRNA concoction that you blindly and willingly took on the role as laboratory guinea pig in accepting. That just demonstrates why you are a radical leftist catfish.

    • Right to queue whittey. However, yet again, you are allowing your blind allegiance to your socialist agenda to cloud your vision. Meaning, you are missing the point. Covid is a man made pathogen that was released on the world. Was it deadly, indeed but that doesn’t make forcing your idea of health on others. The data points are irrefutable no matter how you try to frame them. The truth of the matter is that pharmaceutical companies got very rich as the governments attempted to force these shots on the masses in the name of health. Was this successful? Research which nations experienced the highest number of deaths versus those with the least. The nations that did not lock down and had the fewest “vaccinated” did better than the US did. Care to rationalize that one? Look, if you wish to be in the cocoon of safety brought to you by Pfizer and a socialist government, knock your bad self out. But real freedom loving Americans don’t. Why can’t you take your opinions to where they are appreciated. Oh, you can’t. None of those blog sites allow commenting.

    • Dog, Suzanne got the shot and she suffers from risk factors. She can report the news, because she can’t stop the news. Agree with her or not, I don’t think it’s right to drag her into this as a personal vendetta.

    • Whidbey the Dog wrote:
      “Everyone I know has had pretty much the full course of Covid vaccinations, and we’re all still doing just fine thank you very much.”
      Whidbey, this statement of yours is almost certainly a lie, given that maybe only a bit more than half of the US population has taken the clot shots. But if it is in fact true, it is only proof of just what a narrow and intolerant little world you exist in.

      • Well, I do have an admittedly small circle of friends, not being the social butterfly that you are, Jefferson. But it’s true that all my close friends and family members are fully vaxxed.

        Why so many of you Conservatives have chosen to double and triple down on your hatred of the Covid vax is beyond me, and beyond any reason. It’s become political dogma for you – a way to perform for fellow Conservatives, detached from logic of any kind. You simply repeat the crap that you’ve heard with no objective way to make a real determination for yourself. I, on the other hand, can make an objective determination due to the fact the science has demonstrated its safety and efficacy, Covid rates are way down from the days when no one was vaccinated, and no one that I know or have heard of has had any kind of adverse reaction to it.

        But please keep tilting at those scary windmills. I guess it gives you something to do, and it gives your sad and embittered life some sort of purpose.

        • Whidbey, you are living proof against, and refutation of, the old adage that with age comes wisdom (or civility, for that matter).
          How truly miserable it must be to be you.

    • How Many people are you talking to, whidbey. I know an incredible amount of people with what appears horrible reactions and death.

      Lukemia, cancer, heart issues, vision issues, balance issues within weeks of vac. I never imagined I’d see this many people this sickly. & o by the way everyone I know that’s been vaccinated has had corona most multiple times. Keep getting those untested shots Whitbey island soon your blog will fade away.

  8. Soo, is data ok? Or is it naughty. If you look around you you’ll notice there are these round things on people’s shoulders called heads. Each one of them has a brain and a mouth. Some can read and count in English. Is Florida the only state that can count? What about Alaska? Are we too dainty, effeminate and ladylike to say: “What’s the dill with our VAERS data”? Are we counting badly? What’s our delivery. That’s one thing our health department can do is freaking count. Speak.

  9. ALSO CDC has not said one thing about wearing masks in New Palestine with polyvinyl in the wind. Black smoke. Not one word from that foreign registered corporation with black smoke in the air about ?. Give a ding dong, much, CDC? No money for the monarchs, aye?

  10. You know what’s corroborating? Think it o’re. I’ll tell you what is on the continuum is funeral demand. Ramped up like crazy.

    • There are a lot of heads with no brains around here I regret to inform you. I think 1/2 the population has gone stupid. I used to have faith in mankind it’s currently waining.

      We have a president if that’s what you want to call him. He has fired $200.000 missiles at balloons. Is there any brains in this.??? Nuf said.

        • You are making an unjustified if not ridiculous assumption there, Lucinda. Not to mention projecting your own blind partisanship onto Doug.
          As hard as it may be for you to comprehend, there are many people whose opinions are NOT guided by kneejerk emotion or blind conformity to those in power, but instead are informed by facts, reason, logic, experience and wisdom. I know I am totally talking over your head here in trying to explain this to you, though.

  11. I rewatched a classic last night. Poseidon adventure. Remember how the purser convinced all those people to stay put while the ship sunk? They had confidence in his position of authority. They all perished. And then the ship’s doctor leading everyone to the bow. They all perished. I know, it was just a movie. Right? Or was it a lesson in human behavior.

  12. I never changed one thing in my life during this whole fiasco. Never wore a mask, never got the jab, never missed work, never got sick. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

  13. I notice President Trump says he is going to East Palestine to see the damage. We are a long way from the establishment media industries but I haven’t heard a whirl-a-gig from Delaware was going.

  14. SAHMRI’s Systems Immunology Laboratory and Flinders University Professor David Lynn reported, “People who showed symptoms of fatigue and fever immediately after the third dose were more likely to have better T-cell responses. T-cells play a vital role in vaccine efficacy as they can directly kill viral cells.” This would apply to those who already had COVID-19. Praise the LORD for great miracle that HE has provided through scientists who developed the vaccine.
    You can read report as a pdf which is 61 pages at: ‘https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrm.2023.100971

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