A senior nurse at a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, caused a brief fright on Thursday when she fainted shortly after receiving the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to reports.
Tiffany Dover, a nurse at CHI Memorial, received the vaccine and then, shortly after, addressed the press. An online video circulated that showed her taking questions from reporters and then losing her mind.
“I’m sorry, I feel very dizzy,” she said. “I am sorry.”
He walked away from the rostrum and fainted. Doctors nearby managed to catch her.
News Channel 9 reported that minutes later he could address reporters. Doctors said the vaccine ingredients did not cause the episode.
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Dover said he has a condition in which he could faint when he feels pain.
“It hit me all of a sudden,” she said, according to the station. “I felt him coming. I felt a little disoriented, but I feel good now and the pain in my arm is gone,” she said.
US health officials have cheered on the approval and distribution of the vaccine, but there is still some public concern about the inoculation.
Vice President Mike Pence will become the highest profile of the U.S. vaccine recipient later Friday.
The White House announced Wednesday that Pence and First Lady Karen Pence will receive the vaccine publicly to promote its “safety and efficacy.”
Surgeon General Jerome Adams will join the pair to receive the vaccine at the White House.
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The Associated Press reported that Joe Biden, the president-elect, will receive the public vaccination as early as next week.
Brittany De Lea of Fox News contributed to the report