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Mike Hasbrouck

First Dose of Moderna on 03/24/21 Lot #016B21A

Second Dose of Moderna on 04/21/21 Lot #044B21A

Bellingham, Washington

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

Hard working, single parent of 2. I was trying to pay the bills. I never had any fear of getting covid and was very skeptical.

Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?

I never had any fear from the virus, and have not had a history of going and getting annual flu shots. I have co-workers that would have had a total fit if they found out I did not get injected. Strange enough, I did it well before they did. I did it to fight the masking mandates.

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

After the first injection, I did not seem to have any reaction other than a sore arm.

After the second injection that's when things changed for me. I ended up at the doctor's office because my blood pressure was extremely high - like scary high. I have since been put on meds for the high blood pressure which is helping. Then I started having problems in my legs! Basically my knees and leg muscles seemed to have aged 10 years. I am in constant pain and I can't seem to do anything to cure it. This is a bummer as I am a marine technician and kinda need my legs working properly. All I know is this is not normal, and I did not injure my knees or legs. My left knee gives me the worst pain.

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

I now have high blood pressure, ongoing left knee pain, as well as muscle issues in both legs.

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

When I bring it up it is like seeing a deer in your headlights.

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

I have not reported it.

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

I just keep pushing forward the best I can.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

All you can do is stay healthy.

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