Nurse faints minutes after receiving COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I’m feeling really dizzy’


A Tennessee nurse fainted while speaking to reporters during a press conference about the coronavirus vaccine she had just received.

The presser took place on Thursday at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, reports WTVC-9.

The woman, nurse manager Tiffany Dover, addressed media personnel about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine she received just minutes prior.

“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,” she explained.

“And I know that it’s really … Sorry, I’m feeling really dizzy,” before fainting and being caught by nearby doctors.

After recovering and getting up, Dover recalled what she was feeling in the moment.

“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,” she explained.

She fainted 17 minutes after receiving the vaccine, reports New York Post.

Doctors at CHI Memorial said the fainting was not related to the ingredients in the vaccine.

Dover also said that she has a condition that causes her to faint when she feels pain.