Dose 1: Pfizer BioNTech 7th October 2021
Dose 2: Pfizer BioNTech 14th December 2021
I had my first vaccine of the 7th of October 21. Around 45 minutes later, I was on a work call with what I thought was a bad line. I ended the call, only to realise that the high pitch noise was not the line, but what I now know to be tinnitus. I reported this to my doctor, to CARM NZ, to every outlet that I could.
I was informed that I would be given the Astra Zeneca second shot as there was no alternative.
I reached out on multiple occasions to outlets that were available – Doctor, CARM, Medsafe, MOH etc. The advice ranged from meditation (MOH) to hearing test and aids.
I was advised by my Dr that covid would be worse than ringing of the ears, but at no stage did I ever feel that any entity had my concerns as the priority – more of a case of getting the national numbers up.
Due to my work, my employer – who gave me every opportunity to seek an exemption – informed me that I needed the second shot which I got on the 14th of December 2021.
Since then, my sleep, energy levels and concentration have suffered.
My doctor has never followed up on any of this – pretty much been marginalized.
Thanks for trying to help.