Visual block insert/append doesn’t work

I select a block of text using Ctrl-V, but when I then type Shift-A or Shift-I, my vim editor goes into insert mode on only the location where I began the visual block mode.

For example,

Here
is 
text

I want

#Her 
#is 
#text

but I get:

#Here
is 
text


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