By Sandra Rose  | 

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A hospital worker in Texas is accused of pretending to inject a male nurse with the Covid-19 vaccine by using an empty syringe.

Footage aired by KTSM 9 News showed a hospital worker injecting 5 nurses with Covid-19 vaccines.

Sharp-eyed viewers noticed the syringe appeared to be empty and the plunger was already pushed in before the healthcare worker gave the shot to the second nurse.

Some viewers accused the 2 hospital workers of conspiring to fake the injection.

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"Some eagle-eyed KTSM 9 News viewers wondered if the worker received the vaccine at all," KTSM wrote, adding that a reporter reached out to the medical center to find out what happened.

A hospital spokesperson initially claimed that all 5 nurses received the full first dose of the vaccine.

But after careful review of the news footage the spokesperson acknowledged that the second nurse "did not receive a full dose of vaccine."

The spokesperson continued: "We want to remove any doubt raised that he was not fully vaccinated and further strengthen confidence in the vaccination process."

The hospital claimed the male nurse was "vaccinated again."

"The nurse in question today was vaccinated again. UMC has confirmed with the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that re-vaccinating the nurse will not cause adverse effects.

"The nurse will need to return after three weeks to receive his second dose."

Thousands of nurses and doctors around the country have said they will decline the vaccine because it was rushed to market without being fully tested.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer's vaccines for "emergency use," meaning Pfizer was allowed to skip the animal testing phase.

UPMC in Pennsylvania, one of the nation's largest hospital systems, has said it will not force it's 89,000 employees to get the vaccine.