Severe Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Close Schools in Michigan, Ohio and New York

Severe Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Close Schools in Michigan, Ohio and New York

Schools in three states, Michigan, Ohio and New York were forced to close for a day last month after school staff could not work due to severe side effects from COVID-19 vaccinations.

Schools in Alma and Ithaca, Michigan were closed on Feb. 16, 2021 because the majority of the teachers had experienced side effects after they received the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.1 School superintendent Donalynn Ingersoll closed school in Alma in anticipation of the vaccine’s severe side effects, saying:

As 70 percent of our staff (across all employee groups) will be receiving their second dose over the weekend, this means there is potential for us to be unable to provide coverage for the number of staff who may not report for work on Monday.2

Shepard schools in Michigan also closed its doors after a large number of the staff suffering from immediate negative reactions to the second dose of the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine called in sick.3 Superintendent, Greg Miller, sent an e-mail stating,

Unfortunately we will need to call a snow day for tomorrow, Thursday, due to the district’s staff experiencing ill symptoms from their second dose of the Covid vaccine. Their will be no on-line instruction.4

In Ohio, schools in the Fairless district were forced to close school after many of the staff suffered negative reactions to the first round of the COVID-19 vaccination.5 Maureen Ahmann, MD, medical director for Stark County Health Department said she was not concerned about the large number of people experiencing negative vaccine reactions said:

As far as specifically the call-off numbers in Fairless, I haven’t spoken to them, but I am not surprised if people are having some of the reactions like that to the vaccine. In fact, it’s kind of good news because we know they are responding.6

Ohio’s Summit County Health Commissioner Donna Skoda stated:

Feeling uncomfortable and having a headache is nowhere near what COVID can do to you and if you are fortunate enough in this vaccine shortage, to be able to have a vaccine offered to you, you should take it and put up with whatever side effects you have. … As far as people using that as an excuse not to get the vaccine, that’s their choice. No one is forcing anyone to get the vaccine. That’s not happening so if their choice is they are not going to take it, that’s their health, that’s their choice, but we are going to give it to as many people as want it.7

Staff members in the Sandy Creek district schools in New York suffered a similar fate when one-third of the school staff reported feeling ill after receiving the 2nd shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine causing the school to close for a day.8 Superintendent, Kyle Faulkner explained:

We are a small district, and we had so many folks down and out today that we didn’t have enough people to staff the schools,’’ Faulkner said. “Some people get pretty sick with the second shot.9

Severe Side effects From COVID-19 Vaccines Were Expected

When the COVID19 vaccines were authorized for emergency use in December, the chief scientist for the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed said that between one and 15 percent of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine trial volunteers reported, “significantly noticeable side effects”10

The New York Times reported that COVID-19 vaccine recipients may feel bad enough that they have to take a day off of work after the second dose of the vaccine. Half of the people in the Pfizer study experienced fatigue and at least 25-33 percent or more experienced headaches, chills and muscle pain.11

According to the documents submitted by Pfizer and Moderna to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, the vaccines caused wide spread side effects in the clinical trials. The second dose of the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer caused fatigue in 59.4 percent, headaches in 51.7 percent, muscle pain in 37.3 percent, joint pain in 21.9 percent, chills in 35.1 percent, and fever in 15.8 percent of volunteers. Moderna reported fatigue in 68.5 percent, headache in 63 percent, aches and pains in 59.6 percent, chills in 43.4 percent, and fever in 15.6 percent of vaccine trial participants.12

While the vast majority of these extreme flu-like side effects appear to be transient only lasting a day or two, more severe adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines have been reported since the mass vaccination campaign of this experimental vaccine began. According to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as of Feb. 12, there had been 15,923 adverse events reported from the COVID-19 vaccines including 3,126 serious events, 6161 life-threatening, 21 ER visits, 1,869 hospital stays and 929 deaths.13 It is important to note that a 2011 report by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc. funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that less than one percent of all vaccine adverse events are reported to VAERS.14

Some doctors contend that experiencing side effects after the COVID-19 vaccines is an expected immune response. Kavita Patel, MD an NBC News medical contributor said:

The second vaccine (dose)—think of it as having that hit to your immune system, and your immune system now recognizes the vaccine, so it does its job.” She admitted that after getting the 2nd dose she, “felt, for about 36 hours, like I had the flu.15

Bill Moss, MD, pediatrician and professor of infectious disease epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said:

The immune system is seeing the vaccine for the first time with the first dose and is reacting to that, and the cells of the immune system are recruited to kind of recognize that spike protein (the part of the coronavirus that the vaccine affects). So when the body’s immune system sees (the vaccine) a second time, there are more cells and there’s a more intense immune response, resulting in those side effects.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), but they have not been officially approved for licensure by the FDA.16 17

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Click here to view References:

1 Baerren E. Vaccine reactions close Ithaca, Alma schools. Morning Sun Feb. 22. 2021.
2 Ibid.
3 Baereen E. Vaccine side effects shut Shepherd schools. Morning Sun Feb. 18, 2021.
4 Ibid.
5 Nethers D. Northeast Ohio school district cancels class over COVID-19 vaccine reactions. Fox 8 Feb. 8, 2021.
6 Ibid.
7 Ibid.
8 Doran E. Central NY school district closes after many staff sick with side effects from Covid vaccine. Feb. 11, 2021.
9 Ibid.
10 Cáceres M. Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Produce ‘Significantly Noticeable’ Side Effects. The Vaccine Reaction Dec. 6, 2021.
11 The New York Times. Answers to All Your Questions About Getting Vaccinated for Covid-19. The New York Times Feb. 19, 2021.
12 McKenna M. Vaccines Are Here. We Have to Talk About Side Effects. Wired Dec. 17, 2020.
14 TVR Staff. Only One Percent of Vaccine Reactions Reported to VAERS. The Vaccine Reaction Jan. 9, 2020.
15 Ty A. Expect More Side Effects After Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose. International Business Times Feb. 24, 2021.
16 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fact Sheet For Recipients And Caregivers. Dec. 2020.
17 FDA. Fact Sheet For Recipients And Caregivers. Jan. 2021.

30 Responses to "Severe Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Close Schools in Michigan, Ohio and New York"

  1. Redpill   March 8, 2021 at 8:50 am

    There are always some long-term lingering consequences to drug side effects. Let’s see if the medical cartel does any follow-ups with this vaccine because the never did with the others one on the market. These are after all, experimental.

    • Robert   March 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      The FDA was supposed to set up a tracking system for those taking the jab to follow adverse reactions. To date, they still haven’t set up anything, which means that the recipients are forgotten and when they should suffer some auto-immune reaction further down the road (several months as the anti-bodies build up and auto-immune illnesses result), there will be no link. All just coincidence that you once received this gene therapy. The medical cartel has full liability protections so frankly, they could care less as long as the profits continue to roll in.

      • Tito OrTease   March 12, 2021 at 8:32 pm

        This is a lie. My wife and I got our first shot on Tuesday. You can sign up to v-safe which asks you daily if you have any symptoms and their severity. You tin foil hat fools crack me up.

        • Nancy Allen   March 15, 2021 at 1:05 am

          I understand that the check for vaccine symptoms is for 7 days only. Because these are gene therapies, unlike any thing our bodies and immune systems have seen before, effects may be “ down the road” from vaccination date. I had severe asthma from a viral infection – but it took 2 weeks to develop. And then my immune system was so “primed “ that I had severe asthma for 2 years – until a very wise doc gave me a huge shot of prednisone/ Medrol dose pack. Then, cured !
          Point is : autoimmune disease does not develop quickly after immune priming. And once autoimmune conditions get going – look out. In the case of the Dengue vaccine ( Sanofi Pasteur) People did fine with the vaccination but developed severe, sometimes deadly symptoms when exposed to the wild virus. Bottom line : a lot we don’t know.

    • Cindy Griffin   March 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

      There will be no long term follow-ups. Just ask the autism community about that.

  2. Tom   March 8, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Even the Cracker Jack box medical degreed kid, Dr. Gates, has publicly stated that 700,000 deaths from his miracle gene therapy altering poisons is acceptable. The world has gone insane for not questioning this. And which one of these intellectual clowns has the power to pick and choose as to who lives and who dies?

    • Lee Matuska-Amoroso   March 19, 2021 at 6:43 pm

      I am curious if you have the article where Gates stated that?

  3. Heather Rapson   March 8, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    It should be noted that many Doctors and scientists are now conveying that the covid 19 Vaccine doesn’t actually qualify as a Vaccine, as unlike a vaccine, it does not create an immune response but rather is an injection of M-RNA genetic material which will not create a resistance to the covid virus, nor will it prohibit transmission of the Covid virus. It is unknown how injecting MRNA in to an individual will effect them. ( messenger RNA which is a gene modifer) affects our DNA. But allow the experts explain what this shot really is…

    • Colorado   March 9, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      Well, I can tell you how tinkering with foods effects the food, and subsequently the humans whom consume genetically modified products.

      I did not just spend the past 20 years being a dedicated safe food activist, resisting genetic modifications of organic organisms, only to turn around and genetically modify myself on purpose.

      Anyone whom eats organic or reaches for non-gmo verified foods, should be outright refusing this not a vaccine covid shot. Stop calling it a vaccine, because it is not a vaccine. Do not even refer to it as a vaccine, because it’s not.

  4. MD   March 8, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve been hearing a lot of bad reactions to 2nd dose of experimental covid vaccine. ?The worst scenario is long term effects have not been studied. That’s NOT ok!!

  5. sibylla   March 8, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    And those manufacturing, injecting, selling, etc. are all protected by the PREP Act. Read the fine print. Watch the reporting on the HighWire. OMG. Pushing this on people.

  6. Anne   March 8, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Sadly it doesn’t to matter how much death, side effects or suffering these experimental injections cause. I haven’t heard one word about stopping this madness. Don’t expect to.

  7. Eric   March 8, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    I willing to be that when more adverse effects start coming in they will name it on another strain and will be recommending another or 3rd jab.

  8. Bonnie   March 8, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you for this valuable information. Every single person that has had adverse effects should be reporting it to

  9. Kimberly   March 8, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Justify, justify, justify. No reaction to the vaccine? Great, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Major reaction? Great, that’s what’s supposed to happen!

  10. Nancy Chimienti   March 8, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    I can’t believe someone dosn’t stop this madness! Why are people so gullable?
    If this shot affected mens ability to
    get an erection, I’m certain they would
    put a stop to it!

  11. Mike Mead   March 8, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I call BS to this article, I’ve had both of the shots and know many who have and we didn’t even get a sore arm or headache. I asked the guys running the aid station at our mass vaccine site and ten days of 6000 shots aday and no adverse reactions. Thus the reason I call B on this article.

    • Ed   March 9, 2021 at 10:43 pm

      WOW! You make a statement based on your own colored observations ignoring all scientific principles and reports. Perhaps you should think about that. Or, is ignorance bliss? Did it ever occur to you that this shamdemic is a sham not because of the virus itself, but the politicians and others have used it to crush the economy and suppress freedoms heretofore never touched?

      • emilie Amoroso amoro   March 19, 2021 at 6:47 pm

        How is it in politicians interest to crush the economy?

    • MD   March 10, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      More and more deaths from experimental covid vaccine speak the truth. ?‍♀️

    • Jeri   March 14, 2021 at 12:27 am

      Because when people start having organ failure, the first person they call is the mass vaccine site where they got their injection? The firemen here are getting calls left and right for seniors who die within 24 hours of getting the shot. Their spouses are waking up to deceased loved ones and the media, of course, is not covering it. Congratulations on volunteering for an admittingly experimental vaccine for a virus with an over 99% survival rate. You’ve literally just allowed yourself to be genetically modified for no reason.

  12. Jill   March 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Perhaps we need to start a ‘whisper down the lane’ that the covid injection does cause ED. I agree that NO MORE MEN would take the jab, then maybe women would think about it first, too.

    • Susan   March 16, 2021 at 5:53 pm

      Good one…lol…love it

  13. Frances B. Tencza   March 8, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    What about the DNA altering effects and the use of live fetal tissues from aborted fetuses, isn’t that morally unethical?I’m sure Satan is having a field day with this!!
    He wants us to become subhuman and have our moral ehics destroyed!!

  14. Amy   March 8, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    It’s insane that someone needs to quarantine when they might have been exposed to this virus but someone can get this shot, have flu like symptoms, and not think twice about going back to their normal schedule. It makes no sense. I pray for the world.

  15. Colorado   March 9, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    An absolute embarrassment for the medical establishment, pharmaceutical companies, and school systems. They lost what little credibility they had left.

    You’re witnessing a global intelligence test that most humans are clearly failing. They can’t tell truth from fiction. Nor can they distinguish between something harmful and something helpful.

    I’m starting to get on board with global depopulation because clearly these people engaging in this behavior lack meaningful mental capacity and faculties, purposely doing more harm than good to themselves and everyone around them.

  16. Arby   March 10, 2021 at 9:29 am

    I’ve talked for many years about rationalization and self-justification, things I was thinking about before I picked up Elliot Aronson’s amazing book titled “The Social Animal.” Boy would he have ‘fun’ with this report! Look at the rationalization and self-justification on display here! Those are not stupid people spouting stupid nonsense.

    Everyone, smart, dumb, uneducated and educated, professionals and non professionals, has made tv their God and allowed corporate media to turn them into stupid creatures who can’t think. We are at the point where, if a tv reporter (funded by pharma) doesn’t tell you something, then it’s automatically untrue.

    Caring means knowing. You don’t ‘have to’ make tv your God. You can lift a little finger and inform yourself (active vs passive learning). It’s a free universe, but it’s not a universe where we are free from the consequences of our decisions and actions.

    Brian knows better, as well, than to call the covid injections (in most cases) a vaccine. He should also know by now, and probably does, that there is no Sars CoV 2 and therefore no covid 19. He shouldn’t write/talk as though it were otherwise.

  17. misskathleen52   March 11, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Big Rush. Hurry! Hurry! Experiment on everyone. Don’t pause for the death count. Hurry! Before the sheep get wind…Depopulation…Add newborn babies. Hurry! When victims start dropping like flies, just tell them it’s yet another mutation. Additional “vaccines” required. Punish holdouts. Now get in line for GITMO. It’s your turn?.

  18. Brian James   March 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    03/11/21 Before COVID, Gates Planned Social Media Censorship of Vaccine Safety Advocates With Pharma, CDC, Media, China and CIA
    In October 2019, shortly before the COVID outbreak, Gates and other powerful individuals began planning how to censor vaccine safety advocates from social media during a table-top simulation of a worldwide pandemic, known as Event 201.

  19. Whole Beef Halves   August 4, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Though this article is technically correct there are a few flaws that are misleading. First, the language is unnecessarily hyperbolic, giving the impression that the reaction to the vaccine was more severe and widespread than it was. Second, that when quoting statistics from VARES, the number of reports was minuscule in proportion to the number of vaccinations, and that the reports to VARES were not necessarily caused by the vaccine, only that they happened after the person reporting received the vaccine. For example, if I got drowsy and crashed my car on the way back from getting vaccinated it may be due to the vaccine but is more likely that it was because I partied all night beforehand. VARES acts as data gathering location only. Reports are analyzed to determine if the vaccine was the cause of the report.


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