Desiree Penrod on Facebook: Johnson and Johnson vaccine is killing me

Desirée Penrod Facebook page, April 6, 2021 (Screenshot/Facebook)

Desiree Penrod, a 25-year-old Connecticut teacher, died a week after receiving the experimental Covid vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.

Her Facebook post describing the negative side effects of the shot was then flagged by the platform’s Fact-checkers team.

Desiree Penrod had a seizure disorder prior to receiving the vaccine, and according to her Facebook page, she had a seizure on Monday, March 8th, one day before receiving it.

Desiree Penrod got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Janssen, on Tuesday, March 9th, and the very next day began feeling very unwell.

By Wednesday, March 11th, when she made her final Facebook post, she was very ill. She was found deceased in her home on March 17th.

Desiree Penrod posted about it on her Facebook page and wrote:

“The vaccine is killing me today. My arm hurts, beyond exhausted, headache, stomach cramps and earaches. Multiple people told me that I looked pale today. Yesterday, I was fine but today it’s taking its toll on me.”

It’s so sad that this turned out to be true. It’s so sad that this 25-year-old is gone.

Facebook fact-checks Desiree Penrod about Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Under her post is the label embedded by Facebook’s fact-check note, citing the World Health Organization, which multiple media outlets have accused of obstructing public awareness of the deadly pandemic last year, saying distributed COVID-19 vaccines must go through rigorous testing procedures before being approved, thus dismissing Penrod’s uncertainty about the vaccine’s effect.

Desirée Penrod’s personal post on Facebook, March 10, 2021, one week before her death (Sreenshot/facebook)
Desirée Penrod’s personal post on Facebook, March 10, 2021, one week before her death (Sreenshot/facebook)

Desiree Penrod shared in the comment section that she received the shots via the Killingly School District in Danielson, Connecticut, where she had worked. She claimed no after-effects from the shot were apparent at first.

“For me, the initial shot didn’t hurt; however, everyone is different and I’ve heard that it hurt some. Just drink a lot of water before hand,” she answered a comment under her post.

Several Facebook users who received the same shot reported that the side effects lasted an average of two days.

Penrod was positive on her recovery, “It was a very quick process and if you have any questions at all, the nurse will answer them for you. Easier said than done, but no need to be nervous.”

However, Penrod was confirmed dead on March 17, becoming one of the first victims of the experimental Johnson & Johnson CCP virus vaccine developed by the JNJ-78436735 viral vector shot, reported

Desiree Penrod called the shot the “Janssen dose” as it is distributed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, known as the one-dose shot.

Man in hospital with COVID-19 after receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccine

A New Jersey man is in the hospital with COVID-19 — just five weeks after being vaccinated.

Francisco Cosme, 52, was ecstatic when he booked an appointment for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Javits Center on March 6.

After Cosme was vaccinated, he continued to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines but he became “very confused and began doing things that were not normal,” his daughter, Michelle Torres, told The Post.  

“April 1 was the very first day he started to have symptoms,” Torres said. “He had a cough, fever, chills, everything.”

The 31-year-old drove her father to a clinic where he tested positive for COVID-19 and he was instructed to quarantine for 10 days. (More detail)

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