Sunrise presenter David Koch, 65, gets a worrying blood pressure result on live TV … before receiving the coronavirus vaccine with co-host Natalie Barr
The co-anchors received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine with the help of a nurse and Dr. Ginni Mansberg, who talked them through the process.
Before the shot, 65-year-old Kochie was given a blood pressure reading that produced an alarming result, leaving him with “ sweaty hands. ”
Getting the shot: Sunrise hosts David ‘Kochie’ Koch (left) and Natalie Barr received the Covid-19 vaccine live on Channel Seven’s breakfast show on Thursday. Pictured with a nurse
“It has nothing to do with the vaccine at all, but we doctors are obsessed with measuring everyone’s blood pressure,” explained Dr. Ginni.
Natalie, 53, got a result of 117 over 87, which was a good result according to Dr. Ginni.
Kochie, on the other hand, had to take another blood pressure test after a result of 160 over 94, which was somewhat concerning.
“Maybe we’ll take it over again,” said Dr. Ginni.
Nervous: Before the photo was taken, 65-year-old Kochie had developed a rather alarming blood pressure, which left him with ‘sweaty hands’
Kochie found the results astonishing, saying, “I usually have low blood pressure!”
“Now I have sweaty hands,” he said.
A second blood pressure test was taken during an ad break and returned a normal result, showing that the first result was incorrect.
Relief! A second blood pressure test was taken during an ad break and returned a normal result, showing that the first result was incorrect. Kochie is pictured here in November 2018
How Effective Is The AstraZeneca Vaccine?
A US trial conducted in March reportedly showed that the AstraZeneca vaccine is 100 percent effective in keeping people out of the hospital and preventing them from dying from the disease
An additional trial of the vaccine in America found it to be more effective than the UK study – 79 percent of all symptomatic infections were prevented – and no one became seriously ill
The trial – involving a total of 32,000 people – also confirmed that the vaccine does not increase the risk of blood clots, boosting confidence following concerns about safety in Europe.
A relieved Kochie said, “Okay, I was getting nervous.”
Shortly after, he and Natalie were given the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
Kochie was cheerful and joked with the nurse that his arm muscles might be difficult to penetrate with the needle.
“Watch my guns here, if it’s too hard you might have to go a little further,” he chuckled.
Afterwards he remarked, “Oh, that’s pretty easy!”
Natalie seemed to shiver when she got the shot, before she showed her thumb.
Kochie also reminded viewers that he has Friday off for a business conference, so his absence will not be because he is feeling unwell due to mild side effects.
Dr. Ginni explained that they could develop symptoms of a fever, headache, or a sore arm for the next several hours.
According to 7 News, Kochie and Natalie will wait 12 weeks to receive their second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.
According to new reports, the US pharmaceutical company Moderna has agreed to deliver 25 million Covid vaccine shots to Australia by the end of next year.
Moderna will deliver 10 million doses this year and 15 million booster shots next year – provided the Therapeutic Goods Administration approves both shots.
Planned Leave: Kochie also reminded viewers that he has Friday off for a business conference, so his absence won’t be because he feels unwell due to mild side effects. Pictured in July 2019