LINCOLN COUNTY, NE. (THECOUNT) — Lincoln, Nebraska City Councilman, Roy Christensen, said Friday that he suffered a 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 when later in the day he suffered a “small stroke.”


The Councilman said was he was administered the vaccine Wednesday when later in the day 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 sought medical attention.

“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.”


Geo quick facts: Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 36,288. Its county seat is North Platte. Despite the county’s name, the state capital city of Lincoln is not in or near Lincoln County – Wikipedia.