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John Parker

First Dose of Pfizer on 08/26/21

Second Dose of Pfizer on 09/16/21 Lot #FD8448

Orlando, Florida

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Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?

I was a 65-year-old in good health. In June of 2021, my doctor told me that I should get the vaccine sooner than later because the Pfizer vaccine was shown [at that time] to be effective against the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. However, I was concerned about the information that was emerging about the vaccines. My intuition told me to stay away from these unproven vaccines. However, government officials and mainstream news outlets kept claiming that these vaccines were safe and effective; and asserting that if you didn't take the vaccine, then you are putting yourself and others at risk. When the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on August 23rd , I felt more confident to get the vaccine. And since I wanted to be able to travel by plane to visit family and friends, I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and do my part for public health and the greater good of society by getting the vaccine.

Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?

My arm hurt quite a bit after my first shot, but not as much after the second shot on September 16 th . 8 days later, on September 24th, I experienced severe pain in my calves, sacrum, and feet. I also noticed strange lesions on my body that wouldn’t go away. Later I started experiencing sore lymph glands, gum pain, joints cracking and popping, eye sensitivity to light, brain fog, canker sores, and trouble sleeping.

Q; What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?

3 months post-vaccine, I can still tell that something is wrong with my body! My symptoms are not going away in spite of everything I am doing everything to try to recover from being injured by this vaccine. I have brain fog all of the time, I still have shingles lesions, eye trouble, my lymph glands are sore and swollen, and I have various aches and pains throughout my body. Nevertheless, I thank God for every day that I am alive. I feel fortunate that the vaccine didn’t kill me [yet] and that I can

still at least function in my day-to-day life. I try to keep a positive attitude and trust God to help me get through this.

Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:

On October 5th my doctor diagnosed me with shingles! Even though I had Epstein-Barr virus in the past, but I never had such a strange shingles rash. We discussed how the adverse effects of the vaccine had negatively affected my immune system and had led to my current symptoms. Later that day I found a doctor on Facebook who shared a post about the COVID:

Vaccine Adverse Reporting website (VAERS) .

I was shocked to learn that thousands of other people had also gotten shingles and other health problems as a result of getting these vaccines. And thousands had even died!

Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?

I submitted my vaccine report to the COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports—NO RESPONSE.

I also participated in the CDC V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker app—I finally received a call from a CDC representative on 12/22/21, who took information to update my v-safe account. She said I could contact the CDC at 833-441-6776 to update my symptoms in the future. .

Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?

I have tried numerous treatments such as antiviral medications, intravenous vitamins and minerals, B-12, Glutathione injections, vitamins & minerals including A, C, D3, E, zinc, Quercetin, acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs, far-infrared saunas, breathing exercises, and even vacations.

Acupuncture and cupping have at least helped the shingles lesions improve somewhat. At least the severe muscle pains went away after 2 weeks. However, the other symptoms have not gone away. But at least meditation & prayer have helped keep my heart at peace, and my thoughts positive as my body struggles to overcome the adverse effects of the vaccine.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

Please listen to our stories and take good care of your health! Yes, the COVID-19 virus can be deadly, but the COVID-19 vaccines can kill or injure you as well. Get informed and weigh the risks and benefits before undergoing any medical treatment.

Why did our government officials, the CDC, and the media insist that these vaccines were “safe and effective” without warning us about the numerous adverse side effects? Are these vaccines truly helping people avoid getting sick and transmitting the virus? Why are they ignoring natural immunity and therapeutics while mercilessly threatening everyone to get vaccinated—when we don’t even know the long-term effects? Why are we being forced to take these shots and yet the manufacturers are not liable for hurting or killing us?

Finally, I would like to share this advice…...“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” Take care and be-aware!


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Jul 15, 2022

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