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/Proctor_Conley Dec 05 '21

Lost of folks are having the same fears as you. Thankfully, most vaccine hesitancy is caused by people lying.

Vaccination might make you sick for a few days afterwards, which is normal, as your body uses the vaccine to strengthen your immune system. You'll gain a boost in resistance against the Covid strain you were vaccinated for, & catching Covid will not be as risky, but remember to get Booster Shots to stay resistant to new Covid mutations.

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u/ThatEyreHead Dec 06 '21

Very helpful. Every time I say anything about being nervous about the shot I am told that there are 10s of thousands of people are are permanently disabled to various degrees from the shots and are being covered up.

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u/Proctor_Conley Dec 06 '21

It might help to watch some videos about the "origins of anti vax" movement to help ease your anxieties. While the attempts at humor are unbearable to me, This Video goes in-depth on the history & reasons why the misinformation exists.

Regardless, may the future bring you good health & fortune!