Live TV cameras captured the dramatic moment a Tennessee nurse collapsed moments after receiving the new COVID vaccine in the US.
Channel 3 news was broadcasting from CHI Memorial hospital in Tennessee Valley on Thursday local time to record employees receiving their first doses.
It was a day for the history books and one of the first to receive the vaccine was critical care unit nurse Tiffany Dover – who told of how the jab was giving hope to the people of America.
“It’s been a hard time. We’ve persevered through it, but I think this vaccination offers us hope,” Dover told Channel 3. But just 10 minutes after receiving the shot – and while she was still speaking to TV cameras – Dover became light-headed. “All of my staff… we are excited to get the vaccine. We are in the COVID unit, so therefore… 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 trailed off.