Watch: US nurse passes out after getting Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine

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NEW DELHI Published: Dec 18, 2020, 03.25 PM(IST)

Nurse manager Tiffany Dover Photograph:( Twitter )

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Tiffany Dover had been giving a press briefing from CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, about her team being among the first to be given the COVID-19 vaccinations.

A head nurse at a hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., caused a brief scare on Thursday when she fainted shortly after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports.

Nurse manager Tiffany Dover had been giving a press briefing from CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, about her team being among the first to be given the COVID-19 vaccinations.

Dover was happily answering questions when she suddenly started trailing off.

However, according to news agency AFP, Tiffany Dover said that she has a history of passing out.

“I have a history of having an overactive vagal response, and so with that, if I have pain from anything -- hangnail, or if I stub a toe, I can just pass out,” Tiffany Dover said, according to a video from the WRCB Chattanooga TV channel.

“I have passed out probably six times in the past six weeks... it’s common for me,” Dover said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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