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VAERS Data Sets

VAERS data CSV and compressed (ZIP) files are available for download in the table below. For information about VAERS data, please view the pdf icon VAERS Data Use Guide [PDF - 310KB], which contains the following information:

  • Important information about VAERS from the FDA
  • Brief description of VAERS
  • Cautions on interpreting VAERS data
  • Definitions of terms
  • Description of files
  • List of commonly used abbreviations

Select the desired time interval to download VAERS data. Each data set is available for download as a compressed (ZIP) file or as individual CSV files. Each compressed file contains the three CSV files listed for a specific data set.

Last updated: February 3, 2023.
( * Data contains VAERS reports processed as of: 01/27/2023. )

Instructions for Saving Data Sets

  1. Click on the file that you want to save.
  2. You will be prompted to enter a unique verification code.
  3. After successful entry of the code a dialog box will prompt you to open or save the file.
  4. To save, click Save As, then specify the location and click Save.
  5. Locate the file by navigating to the directory you specified.
  6. To un-compress a ZIP file, click on the file and follow the instructions to extract and save the CSV files.
  7. Open the CSV files using a spreadsheet application such as Excel or a text editor.

Note for Internet Explorer users: Due to security reasons in your browser's settings you might be prompted to select "show restricted content" in order to view the .csv file as a spreadsheet.

Disclaimer: At the request of European regulators, CDC and FDA have removed certain data fields (country codes; reported symptom case narrative free text; diagnostic laboratory data free text field; illness at time of vaccination free text field; chronic conditions free text medical history field; allergies free text field) from foreign VAERS reports which were submitted to VAERS and may not comply with European regulations. Domestic (U.S.) VAERS reports are not affected by this process.

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