Contrary to popular belief and misleading statements from government officials, the COVID vaccines are not FDA approved. Instead they are being released to the public under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for an Unapproved Product. An EUA only means that the FDA believes that known benefits outweigh known risks when there are no approved treatments.
VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to the system. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. In large part, reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind.
You make it sound (or more acutely look like) “Unapproved Product” is part of the designation because of captialization. WHich is incorrect, the actual title is “Emergency Use Authorization of Medical Products and Related Authorities”
Then you make contradictory statement. (A) the COVID vaccine are not approved, but then say (B) the FDA approved the EUA. If the FDA approves the EUA, then logically they have approved the use of the vaccine.
Now true, there is a difference true between final authorization and an EUA, but the reality is that the FDA did approve the vaccines EUA.
So far as I know, the vaccine is not mandatory. The problem was large numbers of old people dying. Yes, the vaccine was rushed and drug companies may have received some immunity to do that. I guess they could have gone through standard trials for a couple of more years and a few million deaths.
If you are young and healthy you may select not getting vaccinated if you want.
UPDATE: Here is an example of a woman being stuck with a million-dollar medical bill after have a severe reaction to a COVID vaccination. The maximum payout under government-run vaccine court would still leave her with most of the bill.