I would like to write this post to those people who are considering whether you should have the covid vaccine. I am not writing this post to argue for or against vaccinations. I firmly believe in the right to choose if you have a vaccine or not, however, I only accept well thought out arguments. If you come to me and say, “I don't believe in vaccines, they will give my child autism!” then I will not be listening to what you say because this is junk science. If, however, you come to me with a well thought out argument to why you will not have a vaccine I will listen. I may not agree with you, but I will respect your right to choose.
It is really important that during this pandemic everyone thinks about whether or not they will get the covid vaccine. At the beginning of this pandemic, I came down with covid symptoms. I had shortness of breath, my temperature was 37.8, I was coughing so much I was giving myself daily migraines, and to be honest, I was scared to death to even go to bed. When I went to bed, I was praying to God to just let me wake up in the morning, that is how scared I was. So, I think you can guess that when I was told it is my time to start getting the covid vaccine I was doing a happy dance. I have never been that sick in my life, and I never want to get that sick ever again. That bout of “covid symptoms” set up a chain reaction with my asthma where I am now on stage 3 asthma care. If I make it to stage 4 asthma care, I automatically go onto the shielding list. Because of my bout of "covid symptoms” I have basically been shielding since March 2020. I have been doing this without the protection of the shielding list as I know I can get this virus badly; I have been through it.
If you have an underlying health condition that makes you more susceptible to getting this virus badly, I will urge every one of you to get the covid vaccine. It literally could save your life. Now I know there are stories and queries and conspiracy theories around the vaccine and how fast it went through but honestly, if it is a choice between your health and your sanity, for me it seems like a no-brainer. I have been stuck inside my own home since March 2020, I have gone out very little, and I have struggled. I am lucky that I have a landlady and landlord who have been super wonderful and super supportive, I have also made friends in my local area which I had not been able to do before the pandemic. Why would I voluntarily choose not to protect myself against this virus and become agoraphobic for the sake of two injections?
All I can do as a blogger is tell you what I think and knowing how hard living alone has been on me, it seems like it's a no-brainer. I will always advocate for your right to choose. In this you have to do what is right for you, but before you make a decision make sure you know the facts and know what is junk, and what is actual fact. This decision could help protect you and save your life, bring down the infection rates, and allow the UK to open its doors again.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay healthy!