Tennessee nurse faints a few minutes after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine – but says it’s a condition that causes her to collapse when she’s in pain
- Nurse Tiffany Dover fainted on television 17 minutes after receiving the vaccine
- He talked about why it was important for health workers to receive him
- Dover later said she has a condition that makes her faint when she feels pain
- She says she is not skeptical about the vaccine and is not worried about side effects.
A Tennessee nurse was filmed fainting live on television 17 minutes after receiving the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine on Thursday.
Nurse Tiffany Dover was among the first nurses in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to receive the vaccine.
She gave an interview to local News Channel 9 when she suddenly began to feel unwell.
“It really is … I’m sorry I feel dizzy. I’m sorry … she said before falling to the ground as two colleagues rushed to catch her.
Nurse Tiffany Dover was among the first nurses in Chattanooga, Tennessee to receive the vaccine Thursday
Dover gave an interview to a local news store when he started getting dizzy
As he walked away from the microphone, Dover collapsed. Two colleagues rushed to her aid
Then she recovered and her colleagues insisted she had nothing to do with the vaccine.
“It’s a reaction that can happen very often with any vaccine or vaccine,” said Dr. Jesse Tucker, medical director of critical care medicine at CHI Memorial, who also received the vaccine.
On Friday morning, Vice President Mike Pence received the shot, as did surgeon general Jerome Adams.
President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris also received the vaccine, and the country’s oldest doctors say it is safe.
But there is still a huge amount of skepticism about the vaccine.
Many fear that insufficient research has been done on long-term side effects or safety.
There are no data on how safe the vaccine is for children under 16 and there is no information on how long it provides immunity.
Two British health workers, who were among the first in the world to receive the vaccine when it became available, went into anaphylactic shock afterwards.
They both recovered afterwards.
The Pfizer vaccine is the only one in the world that has been approved. Moderna’s is still under review, as is AstraZeneca.
Polls vary on the number of Americans willing to get the vaccine.
A recent ABC News poll said 80% were, but 44% wanted to wait until they knew more about it.
This is higher than most other polls, which say that up to 40% of Americans are suspicious and do not want to take it.
VACCINAL ADVERSE EFFECTS
Allergic reactions to the vaccine are:
Very common (May affect more than one in ten people)
- Pain at the injection site
- Muscle aches
- Joint pain
Usually (It may affect up to one in ten people)
- Inflation of the injection site
- Redness at the injection site
Uncommon (May affect one in 100 people)
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Not feeling well