Minnesota group to hold screening of documentary on vaccine injuries

Filmmaker Jennifer Short received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021 and couldn’t feel the left side of her face for a month. 


The Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota is hosting a screening of a new documentary, “Anecdotals,” which tells the story of those injured by the COVID-19 vaccinations.

“I just 100% believe that these people’s stories need to be out there,” Alayna Braziel with Mask Off MN told Alpha News. “Those who were injured by the COVID-19 vaccine feel very forgotten and abandoned. They signed up to get the vaccine in the first place because they thought they were doing the right thing.”

The event is taking place on Dec. 3 in St. Michael, Minn., and Dec. 4 in River Falls, Wis. Each screening will also include a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker, Jennifer Sharp, along with other special guests, including Kim Witczak, a public representative on the Federal Drug Administration Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee, Brook Jackson, a Pfizer trial whistleblower, and others.

According to the Anecdotals website, filmmaker Jennifer Sharp received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021 and couldn’t feel the left side of her face for a month.

“Unable to receive the 2nd dose, I am amongst a group of partially-vaccinated people who have been outcast from many aspects of society with no empathy,” her website says. “Anecdotals is a personal journey that focuses on questions, not answers, and people, not politics.”

A vaccine-injured Minnesotan spoke with Alpha News in August, sharing his experience with the COVID-19 vaccine. Randy Luedtke told Alpha News that he finally found a small medical clinic that was willing to help him.

Luedtke said, “I went in and told him my story. He said, ‘You got the vaccination, didn’t you?’ He goes, ‘You’re one of many that I’m starting to see come through here.’”

Braziel told Alpha News that the goal of the screening is to bring awareness to stories such as Luedtke’s and spread the word about vaccine injury.

“I just feel like when people actually come and hear real people’s stories on screen, and with some vaccine-injured participants on the discussion panel, people can talk to people in the flesh and it makes it more real,” she said.

Tickets to the events are available for purchase through Friday and a limited amount of last minute tickets will be available at the door.


Hayley Feland

Hayley Feland previously worked as a journalist with The Minnesota Sun, The Wisconsin Daily Star, and The College Fix. She is a Minnesota native with a passion for politics and journalism.