More than 13,900 people died because of COVID-19 vaccines over the past eight months. In addition, nearly three million others were injured from the vaccination.

The National Vaccine Information Center cited data from U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reporting 13,911 deaths from COVID-19 vaccines as of last Friday, Aug. 27, after the first fatality was found in mid-December of 2020.

Deaths due to COVID-19 vaccination are now more than twice as many as the number of deaths recorded from all vaccines over the past 30 years.

According to Health Impact News, from Jan. 1991 to Nov. 2020, the last month before the COVID-19 vaccines were given emergency use authorization, there were only a total of 6,068 deaths recorded (mostly infant babies) following all vaccines.

Data from the VAERS, an early warning system under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC), also showed that 2.93 million people have been injured from getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Aug. 27.

The system has also recorded 1,429 fetal deaths from pregnant women who took a COVID-19 shot.

The latest data from VAERS came less than a week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Aug. 23, making it the first to receive full regulatory approval in the United States.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Aug. 18 that a booster shot for COVID-19 by Pfizer-Moderna would be available to all adult Americans by Sept. 20. 

Accordingly, those who have completed their first round of immunization from the two shots Pfizer-Moderna vaccine are recommended to seek their third shot eight months after their second shot.

Despite the above-mentioned high number of deaths from vaccination, Pfizer and BioNTech claim that a booster shot for their two-dose vaccine would help improve the body’s ability to fight COVID-19.

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are also encouraging people to get their extra shots.