An April 30 study from the CDC found that reports of syncope, or fainting, after vaccination were approximately 164 times more common
Authors of the study told NBC that the reports came in over three days, from April 7 to 9. The cases spanned five different states, including California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina. Four out of the five clinics were temporarily shuttered, as officials worked to understand the reactions, NBC reported. And for more vaccine reactions you might not have heard about, discover The Common Vaccine Side Effect That No One Is Talking About, Experts Say.
The researchers also noted that “the stress of an ongoing pandemic might also increase anxiety surrounding COVID-19 vaccination.” Furthermore, these anxiety-related events happened at a mass vaccination site, which may compound the anxiety of the situation, the study pointed out. And for more COVID vaccine news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.