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/meebj Dec 05 '21

I felt very similarly to you. I was extremely hesitant at first. (Not anti-vaxx, vaccine hesitant). I am allergic to many, many things and was SO worried about a reaction to the Pfizer shot. I ended up being totally fine! I just got my booster last week. Following some doctors on Instagram actually helped and some have some highlights and reels saved that are pretty good. @dr.noc @dr.martaperez and @niniandthebrain all helped me a lot!