Councilman Roy Christensen says he suffered ‘small stroke’ after receiving vaccine
City Councilman Roy Christensen said he suffered a "small stroke" after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — City Councilman Roy Christensen said he suffered a “small stroke” after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Christensen said in a statement he received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Wednesday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Later in the day, he said he began to experience a loss of feeling in his left arm and left leg.
After resting at home, he said his condition had not improved and he went to the emergency room.
“After a battery of tests it was determined that I suffered a small stroke and I was admitted for further observation,” Christensen said. “I continue to experience a loss of feeling in my left arm and left leg although I do have some feeling in my left hand.”
Christensen said his doctors told him they are unable to positively connect the Pfizer shot to his medical episode or rule out a connection.
Christensen said he plans to be in attendance at Monday afternoon’s council meeting.
“Your prayers for me and my family are sincerely appreciated,” he said.”