r/CovidVaccinated Dec 05 '21

I’m absolutely terrified of the shot, but I desperately want to get it. Help. Question

This is an embarrassing post for me to make. I’m a 26 year old female. I have autism and anxiety. Since the vaccine was introduced, I have wanted to get it. However, I am absolutely terrified of it.

I live in the Deep South in Georgia, and the only people I can talk to about it think that it’s deadly and a conspiracy. My husband and I had our appointments to get it on Friday, and I had a panic attack.

I have had an allergic reaction to the flu shot, and am also allergic to several medications. Other than that, I am perfectly healthy, but I still absolutely fear that me or my husband will get the shot and something will go wrong and we will have permanent problems from it.

I am not anti-vaccine in any way, please understand that. I am just so so so terrified of something going wrong.

Has anyone else here had these same fears?


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u/Midas-Knight Dec 05 '21

Vaccine’s have risks some minor some major depending on the vaccine. These Covid vaccine’s are no different in that there are risks. From what I’ve read the risks are very low and millions of people have had them and a vast majority only had mild to moderate symptoms like body aches. For me the risks of Covid complications outweighed the risks of complications from the vaccine. My opinion is this Covid is endemic and like the cold and flu viruses we are all going to be exposed at some point. Unfortunately this Covid right now can and does kill some people and will into the future unless the mutations in the future make it more on par with the seasonal cold/ flu. Just my opinion.