My stepfather (87) got his second vaccine on Tuesday. Sorry but I’m short in details as I don’t live near them and my mum is vague on details.

He fell Wednesday night while going to the toilet. He hurt his elbow and couldn’t get up off the floor. My mum found him some time later.

He thought he was going to die but I’m not sure why. He was admitted to hospital on Thursday and stayed there until the next Tuesday.

His legs aren’t working properly and he was on intravenous antibiotics for cellulitis to the same arm with the injury. He is home now but I don’t hold high hopes as he had a few issues before the jab.

I doubt it’s been reported to CARM.

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Adverse reaction to COVID Vaccine

I received a COVID Pfizer vax # 1 on Friday May 28 at my local Health Centre here on Great Barrier Island. I had a little bit of a sore arm on day 2-3 then this went away. About a week later I started feeling unwell- like I was coming down with a flu and my brain felt a bit foggy and headachy. I took panadol extra for the headaches. On Tuesday June 8th I did not feel good in the morning and had trouble concentrating- I was teaching a class online that morning for x 2 hours and had to focus really hard to keep things together. After just over an hour I lost awareness of what I was supposed to be doing and where I was in the schedule despite clearly written notes. My trainer colleague took over for the rest of the session then stayed online with me while she coached me to call for medical help. She was very concerned and thought perhaps I was having a stroke or something similar as I had mentioned the day before I was not feeling well and thought it was a reaction to the vaccine. I apprently rang our local medical centre 3 times and it was 1.5 hrs later that help arrived at around 3.15 to 3.30pm – my colleague had remained online with me until the nurse arrived. I was apparently lucid but very confused and kept repeating the same questions over and over and my pulse was racing. My blood pressure was erratic and went very high (200 over 165 at one point) and I was evacuated by Westpac helicopter to Auckland Hospital at around 4.30pm that afternoon. I have no recollection of any of this other than very fleeting images as if in a deep dream. I was sent for various tests eg. ECG’s CT Scan blood tests etc and my blood pressure was monitored for many hours. I was given medication through a lure in my Rt arm for blood pressure and for an ensuing migraine headache later on. I was kept in overnight for observation then released the following morning. My memory and capacity to function in a limited way started returning around 8.45pm on the day, but the rest of the day was a total mystery. I spoke to the neurologist who told me that all my tests were clear and they believed I had a TGA episode (Transient Global Amnesia). I requested she write on my notes that I was querying an adverse vaccine reaction as I have had a history of immune issues for many years. I was diagnosed with ME/CFS in 1986 then Fibromyalgia and Migraine headaches in the 1990’s. I finally got a diagnosis of Post- Lymes disease from a blood test in UK in July 2019. I have looked after myself and learned how to keep myself well over these many years using natural remedies therapies and diet, and was feeling in a relatively healthy and well placed until I received the vaccine which has thrown my body into chaos again. For many days after the episode I felt confused and was unable to remember much about the few days before the episode, but was able to start piecing things together by talking with those who were involved with me at this time. I felt like my head was in a box and disconnected from my body, and after a few days more headaches kicked in and I felt as if I had a tight band around my head and my eyes and vision felt strange. I  was extremely fatigued, couldnt think straight and had brain fog for days but this slowly improved with some homeopathic medicines. However since this time my body has been in a crisis response – my nervous system has been on overload so I am often feeling shaky, I have been experiencing extensive body pain, chronic muscle inflammation, heart palpitations and chronic fatigue all of which comes and goes so I have bad, not so good and better days. I am resting when I can and taking care of myself using more natural medicines and therapies, and taking headache medication (panadol/ibuprofen/voltaren) as required for pain so I can function rest and sleep adequately. I am fortunate to have professional help on hand but this has so far cost me around $900 in health and wellness support – which is unsustainable for much longer.

I have no idea where to turn to for government support and help but intend to log this with ACC this week.


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Now in a wheelchair after Pfizer shot

My mother in law was vaccinated along with 120 other residents in a rest home last week. She is 74 yrs old, fit as a fiddle, still driving and gets out often. She is only in the home because she has not the best life skills and became very fearful during the level 4 lockdown. 2 days on from getting the vax she was unable to walk and had a searing headache. She is now having to use a wheelchair, have help with toileting and showering. She is also unable to think clearly and is having problems with expression. My partner is heartbroken.

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Update 2 months following first Pfizer injection

I received my first and only pfizer vaccine on 30th april,

by approx 14th may, I experienced numbness and tingling in my right arm, hand, and face, it went away briefly, but  now 9 weeks later my adverse effects on going are as follows.

The first symptoms were tingling on right side of face and right hand and arm,

cognitive disability,unable to concentrate ,memory loss, a lot of dizzyness

very sore mouth and tongue ,very sensitive,with deep cracks in my tongue,making it very uncomfortable to eat,very wary of using toothpaste or mouthwash as it makes my tongue very sore and sensitive.i have taken photograph of this.

gums and teeth are very sensitive,teeth almost feel numb,not painfull.and gums feel a little swollen.

lips in side and out are numb,I costantly use lip balm to keep them moist,but there is almost no sensation in the lips at times

my right thumb has been totally numb for at least 7 weeks, at times it is white and icy cold, no feeling in it what so ever, other fingers on the hand are also a little tingly all the time and go numb on the end of my fingers

i am finding it difficult to use the hand at times now because of the numbness and loss of sensation to hold anything

at times also my right nostril goes numb,no specific time,it just comes and goes

everything happens on my right side

apart from very early on when I had a small rash above my chest area on the same side I had the vaccine on. of what appeared to be blood blisters, they eventually went away, no pain there with that..

I get pain coming and going in my toes also, it can be any toe,on the right hand side of my body,

lately it has been my big toe or little toe,quite painful.

On advice from a lady from VFF, I went to see an osteopath, and applied for ACC.

I was told by ACC when I called to see about my application it would take 2-9 months, it has not been approved yet.

thank you for accepting this record of my ongoing health problems after the vaccine




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I work in a retirement village. My conversations with residents have uncovered the following:- 1 man=stroke (after 1st shot), …1 lady=blood clot (after 1st shot), …1 lady=all over body rash/feeling unwell (after 1st shot- Doctor recommended not having 2nd shot)… 1 lady=uncontrollable shakes that do subside, but are obvious when lying down and in the morning unable to get herself up out of bed….1 man= massive and many heart attacks (currently hospitalised).

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Rapid deterioration in Cognitive and General Health

My parents (82 and 85) insisted on getting the vax in spite of mounting evidence of risk, having their second shot on 26 June and now having serious heart issues and deteriorating cognitive functioning.  Dad has gone down hill quickly and doesn’t recognise the family  anymore and we will have to put him into care this week, and mum is now experiencing memory loss and significant pain all over.

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