Exploratory data analysis. Excerpt from the VAERS database.
As a condition of my employment every new employee is required to get a Influenza shot before they can start work.
Well. I this is what I thought I got until I was diagnosed with Shingles in the ear in Dec. 2017.
Up to this point, about two weeks to 30 days I got a rash on my stomach. I thought maybe it was something I was allergic to so I just bought antifungal cream from the store.
The second rash about maybe two a month later showed up on my chest below my collar bone but above my chest. This lasted a while and then the third rash sometime in Sept. 2017 on the back of my neck around my hair line.
When I look at my chart it shows that I had a varicella zoster vaccination instead of a influenza vaccination.
So now it is all adding up. Just looking back on the symptoms; rashes, dizzy spells, headaches, and muscle aches I can conclude that I’ve had Shingles for some time now. It just progressed until it ended.
The second vaccination I got in Nov. I’m not sure if that was the wrong vaccination or not. I have requested my records. Well, due to having Shingles, the pain and inflammation my nerves on my right side of my face are paralyzed.
I believe I am sick because I was administered the wrong vaccination., I was not scheduled to have a varicella zoster shot it was supposed to be the influenza shot.
Considering I’ve never had chicken pox before this shot should not have been administered without my consent. I was told I was getting an influenza. Now I’m not feeling well and my face on one side does not work because I was given the wrong vaccination in error.
I have had a number of test done to rule out other causes. So far my test results from my lab work have come back negative. So I don’t think its a coincidence that I had a varicella zoster vaccination now I have Shingles.
Went for Influenza vaccination.
Instead, got varicella zoster vaccination (for shingles)
Now, diagnosed with Shingles
USE VAERS_2018; go select vaers_id , age_yrs , sex , L_threat , ER_ED_visit , disable , Symptom_text , Lab_data from dbo.[2018VAERSDATA] where VAERS_ID = 732231; go
Or, open the CSV file, 2018vaersdata.csv, into a spreadsheet, and search for the VAERS_ID