Tiffany Pontes Dover Biography — Wiki
Tiffany Pontes Dover is a mother-of-two and nurse manager at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who was among the first staff members there to receive the vaccine on Thursday. Dover was giving an interview to a local news outlet when she started to feel dizzy.
As she stepped away from the microphone, Dover collapsed. Two colleagues rushed to her aid
Tiffany Pontes Dover Age
Tiffany Pontes Dover is 30 years old.
Tiffany Pontes Dover is chosen to get Pfizer’s vaccine live on air…
If you’re known to faint from pain or the sight of needles, perhaps volunteering to get the COVID-19 vaccine live on television isn’t a wise choice. But one Tennessee nurse didn’t let it stop her from getting the jab on camera and, unsurprisingly, collapsing minutes later.
But 17 minutes after getting the vaccine, she was speaking to the local news outlet News Channel 9 when she suddenly started feeling unwell.
‘It’s really… I’m sorry I’m feeling really dizzy. I’m sorry…,’ she said before dropping to the ground while two colleagues rushed to catch her.
She then recovered and said she often faints when she feels pain so it came as no surprise.
‘It just hit me all of a sudden… I feel fine now! It’s common for me,’ she said.
What we know so far
Her colleagues insisted it had nothing to do with the vaccine. Anti-vaxxers said it was proof the vaccine isn’t safe.
It is a reaction that can happen very frequently with any vaccine or shot,’ said Dr. Jesse Tucker, Medical Director of critical care medicine at CHI Memorial, who also received the vaccine. 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.