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An unexpected COVID-19 vaccine side effect

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An unexpected COVID-19 vaccine side effect

"Just a few seconds after the needle penetrated my arm, I felt a mild soreness, kind of like a flu shot. But as I sat for the required 15 minutes…
April 3, 2021
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An unexpected COVID-19 vaccine side effect

“Just a few seconds after the needle penetrated my arm, I felt a mild soreness, kind of like a flu shot. But as I sat for the required 15 minutes of observation time, a wave of something engulfed my body. It was such a strange, unfamiliar sensation that I didn’t realize what was happening. I looked around the room at the other medical personnel getting their shots, and no one seemed to pay me any attention. I wasn’t changing color, short of breath, or breaking out into a sweat. I did harbor reservations about the safety of this new vaccine that seemed rushed to market. Was I about to become a statistic in the next FDA safety bulletin?

It seemed like forever, but finally, I divined what was happening to me. I felt different inside. A fundamental change had occurred deep within my body. I sensed that others in the room experienced a similar feeling. I struggled to recall the name of the emotion. It had been so long.

It was happiness.”

Andrew N. Wilner is a neurologist.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “An unexpected COVID-19 vaccine side effect.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/01/an-unexpected-covid-19-vaccine-side-effect.html)

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