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Susan Bennet

First Dose of Pfizer on 03/15/2021

Second Dose of Pfizer on 07/052021

Quebec, Canada

55 yrs old

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

Very active, healthy.

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

To keep my job. In Canada, all federal employees were required to be vaccinated.

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

After the first shot, I developed frozen shoulder syndrome, losing mobility of my arm for about one month. I slowly recovered. My doctor did not feel that this was vaccine related, although it developed immediately after my first shot, and there were no other potential causes. After my second shot (which I was compelled to have if I wanted to keep my job), I started getting a lot of inflammation, mostly in shoulder and back, as well as persistent mouth cankers. Since the second shot, I have had painful cankers almost continuously. My doctor did some blood tests after the cankers had persisted for more than a year. My ANA levels were high suggesting the possibility of lupus. Two years after the second shot, I am still struggling with inflammation, but the cankers have started to subside.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

I have had COVID. It was like a weird flu, not worth the terrible price of my vaccinations.

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