Following reports from the CDC showing over 9,000 vaccine deaths and almost half a million adverse reactions, new reports suggest the number of people vaccinated may have been dramatically overcounted.
According to the Reading Eagle, a major newspaper from Reading, Pennsylvania, more than 500,000 fewer coronavirus shots have been administered in Pennsylvania than the Department of Health had previously reported.
In addition to the tracking problem, the department blamed duplicate records for inflating the number of people who have been vaccinated.
The data revision was included in a press release without explanation for how the discrepancy happened or how it was detected. The state usually collects immunization data from vaccine providers, who are required to report the information to the state’s database.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health made major adjustments to its COVID-19 vaccinations reporting after the discrepancies were pointed out, cutting about 600,000 shots statistically statewide “to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated.”
Reportedly, officials have been using models across the country to predict the number of people that have been partially or fully vaccinated.
Some of the possible reasons for these discrepancies the Reading Eagle highlights as follows:
- Some software used by providers that did not include a unique patient identifier.
- Some providers uploading duplicative data.
- People getting first and second doses from different providers.
Some suggest that if there are discrepancies in some counties, other counties may have the same discrepancies. If there truly are major discrepancies in hundreds or even thousands of counties across the US, the number of fully vaccinated adults could be overcounted by millions nationally.
The news follows the CDC reporting over 2,000 additional deaths from the vaccines over the past 7 days alone. The newest data show that between Dec. 14, 2020, and May 28, a total of 438,441 total adverse events were reported to VAERS, including 9,048 deaths.