This pretty much confirms my not-very-interested-bystander perspective: vaccines have definite benefits, but also have definite risks. In most cases the benefits outweigh the risks, but it really sucks to be the one-in-a-thousand (or whatever the number is) who gets hit by the risk. And it sucks worse to have the government lying to you and claiming there's no risk at all.
Worse, denying that the risks exist means denying the possibility of research to reduce or eliminate the risks. It's possible those risks could be reduced by making changes to the vaccination methods or schedule, but if the government suppresses all knowledge of the risks, we will never know.