The VAERS database consists of hundreds of thousands of injury reports, called Cases.
Each Case has dozens of fields that describe the injury in different ways.
Examples of fields are:
Symptoms: a description of what happened to the patient.
Vaccine given: including its Manufacturer, Dose, Lot Number, etc.
Demographics: age, gender, and state of residence of the patient.
...many other fields are in the U.S. Government's data.
There are two steps to doing a search of the database: choose a set of cases, and
present the results.
The default is to choose all cases in the database,
and to produce two presentations: a Table by Age and Case Details.
To see this default search result, go to the Search Form
and click any "Find" button without making any other changes.
Sections 2-6 of the search form let you determine which cases will be chosen for presentation and which will be ignored.
By default, the entire database is chosen, but there are many ways to limit the search.