Adverse drug reaction stories

We are told that adverse drug reactions to the new COVID-19 vaccinations are rare yet more people are coming forward to tell of life-changing side-effects. This is a series of people in the UK telling their stories.

Multiple people are reporting problems with the following batch numbers:

Batch no. AB0012

Wayne Cunnington

Batch noAB0012
Date given22 February 2021
SourceWayne Cunnington

The first video is from Wayne Cunnington who suffered brain tissue damage as a direct result of the AstraZeneca jab with a prognosis of MS and Dementia.

Batch no. PV46671

Jules Serkin

Batch noPV46671
Date given5 March 2021
SourcePaul Easter

Jules suffered aches, debilitating headaches and blood clots. Read the news report here.

Rachel Matthews

Batch noPV46671
Date given6 March 2021
SourceRachel Matthews

Rachel Matthews received the AstraZeneca jab on 6th March. By 19th March she was hospitalised for a week with a blood clot on her liver and has muscle pain in her legs.

Howard Griffiths

Batch noPV46671
Date given4 March 2021
SourceHoward Griffiths


Batch noPV46671
Date given9 March 2021

Batch no. PW40008

Claire Hibbs

Batch noPW40008
Date given31 March 2021
SourcePaul Easter

Claire spent several nights in hospital after experiencing blood clots in the lungs and liver after taking the AstraZeneca jab.


Batch noPW40008
Date given25 March 2021

‘GardenerSpike’ is a wife and mother of three who wishes to remain anonymous until she receives a confirmed diagnosis from her GP. She has provided a photo of her vaccine card as proof that she received the Astra Zeneca jab.

GardenerSpike’s account, as sent to us, is copied below.

I am finally getting a face to face appt with my dr tomorrow after having these issues and it getting worse this last 6 weeks. I eventually decided to ring Dr and got a ringback appt on fri last wk. I really thought with my symptoms, he would have had alarm bells ringing and i told him I wanted an MRI I would pay privately but he wants to see me Wed (tomorrow) and perhaps get bloods and discuss what kind of tests or if MRI the question to ask what they would be looking for! He thinks it could be vascular but I know this is nerves.

My SE started the morning after when I woke with an horrendous migraine and my pillow was soaked from my eyes. Fast forward, my vision got very blurry and every morning I have to put drops in to open them. I got an emerg appt with my optician thinking i was losing my eyesight – it turns out that now I have to wear glasses (but I dont as it comes and goes throughout the day) of 1.50+ , I didnt need them before March – my oil glands in my eyes are now blocked/dry.
I had my right ear and side of face burning which a week later then peeled like a snake

I’m left with very sensitive hearing on that side now

My balance is greatly affected and i have a buzzing in my head and nead sometimes like a snapping that you get from one of those vandegraph machines in high school lessons.

My head feels like it is wobbling and my neck feels like i need to support it all the time.

I have weird feelings and headaches still but not so much as migraines like they were.

I have a loss of feeling in my right foot and now in my right hand; the grip feels weaker and i have to really think about holding cups; I am also now doing a strange kind of holding that hand like a clench.

I feel like i have drunk 5 cups of coffee; theres like a tremble in my body. My foot doesn’t feel like it is mine although i can move it and feel it. but its weaker and numb if that makes sense. I believe myself, that I have nerve damage or an inflammation in my nerves.

Gary Blick

Batch noPW40008
Date given8 April 2021
SourceGary Blick

Batch no. FA1027 and FF3319

Eve Dale

Batch noFA1027, FF3319
Date given26 June 2021

A 20-year-old self-employed nail technician realizes her life is going to be very different for the foreseeable future. Now she is warning others to “please just do your research.”

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Anthony Shingler

Batch noNot released
Date givenMarch 2021

Anthony Shingler was a formerly ‘fit-and-healthy’ grandad who has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after having his first dose of AstraZeneca in March 2021. His story was reported by StokeonTrentLive on 6th July 2021.

Source: StokeonTrentLive, 6th July 2021

More information

Please visit our COVID-19 Vaccination page to find out more about the vaccines that have been authorised for supply in the UK. There you will find links to officially published sources for Adverse Drug Reactions around the world. If you decide to take the jab, you will find information to support the informed consent process.

We also have an archive of news reports about adverse drug reactions in the UK.

You can search the UK’s MHRA Yellow Card Covid-19 Adverse Reactions Data using the tool by UK Column.

If you have suffered side-effects after taking a COVID-1 jab, visit the Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site to file your report.

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Post a comment below if you would like to share your story. It would be helpful for others if you can provide the details below but of course, do not post any confidential information:

  • Your general location e.g. city or town
  • Which vaccine was administered
  • The batch number
  • Date given
  • The side-effects you experienced

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10 comments on “Adverse drug reaction stories”

I am a pharmacist and was seeing a lot of reactions mainly in young people who had severe headaches, bedridden with fatigue, turning green.
Many skin reaction, seen swollen eyes.
An elderly lady had a slight stroke hours after the vaccine.My elderly freind has problems breathing at night and cannot walk far.At 77 she cannot get a consultant appointment.At Wellcome I worked in the dept which looked at adverse reactions to vaccines.We always assumed that reactions within 2 weeks were connected to vaccination.Until proven otherwise.That is why people who are unwell should not have vaccinations until better.
The rules have been reversed by a few people who have no experience or qualifications to do so and no evidence.Crazy.

AB009 14-02-2021 Astra Zenica
PW4009 , 23-04-2021 Astra Zenica
A mild Bells Palsy , can t close one eye and pain in ear and jaw on same side.
The eye has blistered a few times and aches and am concerned about long term health of eye so am keen to join any trial treatments by Astra Zenica if anyone knows how I offer myself. I am an artist

I had the AZ PV46671 batch on the 8th March this year. My arm at the injection site was not only painful but had blown up like a balloon. It felt like an iron rod had been shot through it. I had headaches muscle aches, breathing difficulties. I took myself to A&E where they took a blood test to make sure it wasn’t an infection of the injection site. Once they found out it wasn’t they just sent me home telling me not to take aspirin. I haven’t felt well since, with extreme tiredness, leg pains, headaches, pins and needles.

As many of you above, I had the Astra Zeneca batch PV46671 and had a very bad reaction and am still suffering some very nasty disabling affects months later. No one will listen so still refusing the second jab. I’m North of England.

I had AstraZeneca and for months have experienced eye burning and pain and tongue burning, no one can tell me why and I’m left alone to suffer.

I was the fittest I’d ever been when given my first shot of AstraZeneca on 9/3/2021, I was cycling 350km a week and set to race as soon as I could.
As the nurse administered it I thought why am I doing this? I don’t even Vax my dog? My partner & friends knew of my scepticism and I’d say they had coerced me, although ultimately I sat there and took the needle.
Since then over 3 months ago I have suffered daily severe migraines, sinus pressure headaches, tinnitus, unbearable leg cramps which took me to A&E, vertigo, deteriorating eye sight, menstrual issues, breathing issues, extremely high heart rate & palpitations and chronic fatigue! I have refused the second jab 5 times. My GP and hospital have no explanations.