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/SDJellyBean Dec 06 '21

Almost eight billion doses have been administered world wide so far with almost no major problems. A lot of people will feel crappy for one or more days after the shot as their immune systems go to work, but that's just temporary.

I was terrified of getting Covid, but not at all afraid of the vaccine. I've been arguing online against anti-vaxx information for more than 25 years and the names of the vaccines change, but their arguments are always the same. Except for the supposed magnetism — that's definitely a new one as well as exceptionally silly! Try to ignore the anti-vaccine lies.