The nurse's impotence in Tennessee lives in the air minutes after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer – but she says this is due to a condition that causes her to collapse when in pain
- Sister Tiffany Dover fainted 17 minutes after receiving the vaccine on television
- She talked about why it was important for healthcare workers to get it
- Dover later said that she has a condition that causes her to faint when she feels pain
- She says she isn't skeptical about the vaccine or worried about side effects
A nurse from Tennessee was filmed fainted live on television Thursday, 17 minutes after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer.
Sister Tiffany Dover was one of the first nurses in Chattanooga, Tennessee to receive the vaccine.
She was interviewing local news channel News Channel 9 when she suddenly felt uncomfortable.
& # 39; It really is … I'm sorry to be really dizzy. I'm sorry … ”she said before falling to the ground as two colleagues rushed to catch her.
Sister Tiffany Dover was one of the first nurses in Chattanooga, Tennessee to receive the vaccine Thursday
Dover was interviewing a local news agency when she felt dizzy
When she stepped away from the microphone, Dover collapsed. Two colleagues rushed to her aid
She then recovered and her colleagues insisted it had nothing to do with the vaccine.
"It's a reaction that can be very common with any vaccine or shot," said Dr. Jesse Tucker, Medical Director of Intensive Care at the CHI Memorial, who also received the vaccine.
Vice President Mike Pence received the shot on Friday morning, as did Surgeon General Jerome Adams.
President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris have also received the vaccine, and the country's top medical professionals say it is safe.
However, there remains a great deal of skepticism about the vaccine.
Many fear that not enough research has been done on long-term side effects or safety.
There is no data on how safe the vaccine is for children under 16, nor information on how long it provides immunity.
Two UK health workers who were among the first in the world to receive the vaccine when it became available subsequently suffered anaphylactic shock.
Both recovered afterwards.
Pfizer's vaccine is the only one in the world that has been approved. Moderna & # 39; s is still under review, as is AstraZeneca & # 39; s.
Surveys vary on how many Americans are willing to take the vaccine.
According to a recent ABC News poll, it was 80 percent, but 44 percent wanted to wait until they knew more about it.
That's higher than most other polls, where up to 40 percent of Americans are suspicious and unwilling to take them.
VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS
Allergic reactions to the vaccine include:
Very common (Probably affects more than 1 in 10 people)
- Pain at the injection site
- muscle pain
- Joint pain
- a headache
Common (Probably affects up to 1 in 10 people)
- Injection site swelling
- Redness at the injection site
Unusual (May affect 1 in 100 people)
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Not feeling well
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