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John Stokes

Golf

USA

23 September 2021

Age:

21

Vaccination Status: 
Known

Myocarditis

A student athlete’s TikTok went viral after he developed myocarditis from the vaccine.

John Stokes, a 21-year-old student athlete at Tennessee State University had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine. In a since-removed TikTok post, he explained that he was hospitalized with myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart and a previously known potential reaction to the vaccine — shortly after receiving his second shot of the Pfizer vaccine. Stokes, who filmed the video from his hospital bed, was ultimately told that he was ineligible to continue to play at least the fall portion of his senior golf season, as he was warned against elevating his heart rate.