Tiffany Dover Fints minutes after COVID-19 Jab
Tiffany Dover is a Nurse manager who fainted after receiving the coronavirus vaccine at a Tennessee hospital. She told reporters she was feeling dizzy and then fainted. The nurse had received the Pfizer-BioNTech jab at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga on Thursday, December 17th and was giving a press briefing when she began to trail off, according to WTVC-9.
Tiffany Pontes Dover, a 30-year-old mother-of-two and nurse manager at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was among the first staff members there to receive the vaccine.
“All of my staff, you know, we are excited to get the vaccine. We are in the COVID unit, so therefore, you know, my team will be getting first chances to get the vaccine,” Dover said.
“And I know that it’s really … Sorry, I’m feeling really dizzy,” she continued. One of the doctors behind her caught her as she passed out about 17 minutes after receiving the shot.
“It just hit me all of a sudden, I could feel it coming on. I felt a little disoriented, but I feel fine now, and the pain in my arm is gone,” Dover said after recovering.
Doctors said the episode was not related to the ingredients in the vaccine
Dover told WTVC-9 she has a condition where she often faints when she feels pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said that fainting may occur after various types of vaccinations and medical procedures – usually due to pain or anxiety.
They did not explain why she was chosen to go on TV to get the injection if she knew she was prone to fainting.
The condition is known as Vasovagal Syncope. It is the most common cause of fainting and triggers include pain, the sight of needles, intense heat, standing for too long, and dehydration.
Despite her going back on camera after collapsing to insist she was ‘fine’ and explain she had the condition, videos of Dover fainting went viral.
Anti-vaxxers said it was proof the vaccine isn’t safe. Many said they didn’t want to be used as ‘guinea pigs’, and said they didn’t even believe that she is known to collapsing.