The Internet have been buzzing with claims that the doctor who got the COVID-19 injection live on television was given a fake jab. The New York Post has now picked up the story. According to the New York Post, a Texas hospital is under fire after eagle-eyed viewers claimed the COVID vaccine healthcare workers received on TV appeared to be fake.
In the video, you can see the University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso health care worker with his sleeve rolled up, but when it comes time for the injection, it appears that the person administering the shot doesn’t push down on the plunger — the plunger looks like it is already depressed.
Some eagle-eyed KTSM 9 News viewers wondered if the worker received the vaccine at all.
KTSM reached out to UMC — on Tuesday a UMC spokesperson maintained that all five health care workers were given full doses of the vaccine, and the hospital agreed to take a closer look at our video.
The hospital responded that the nurse whose shot was questioned has received a second dose to eliminate any doubts that he was vaccinated.
“After numerous reports emerged on social media claiming one of the five nurses receiving a vaccination on Tuesday did not receive a full dose of vaccine, we want to remove any doubt raised that he was not fully vaccinated and further strengthen confidence in the vaccination process,” UMC said in a statement to KTSM. “The nurse in question today was vaccinated again. UMC has confirmed with the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that re-vaccinating the nurse will not cause adverse effects. The nurse will need to return after three weeks to receive his second dose.”
“Syringe is empty, the guy didn’t push the syringe at all, bad acting,” viewer Aaron Isaac Hernandez wrote.
“Just for show. I’m definitely not taking this now,” wrote another Facebook user.
Dancehall artiste Spragga Benz post on his Instagram page: 1. Doctor fakes vaccination with Empty Syringe, 2. Nurse faints o live after saying it’s safe to take shot . 🤷🏾♂️Mi nuh know.. a so mi buy it so mi sell it.
“Clearly that syringe was EMPTY and the plunger was already down. Where’s the bandaid? Yeah, nice try! We are not fooled!” Facebook user Barbara Siira wrote.
Camera crews were invited to the University Medical Center of El Paso to capture five of its front-line workers get the coveted coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday December 15. Source: New York Post.
“At least I feel like I could do my job with ease,” he said, according to FOX14.