Will I get the vaccine

February 8, 2021

New developments in Covid studies are bringing in new advancements for the vaccine. Now I don’t know about you but the idea of getting a vaccine early in research, is a scary idea.

To start with, there is no research into the long-term effects, which could potentially be extremely significant. With previous vaccines, such as the original flu vaccine there were many long term effects. Now for someone of older age this may not be as much of a concern, they are looking for more of an immediate solution. Since I am only 17, long-term effects must be taken into consideration. I mean come on I don’t want some weird disease 10 years from now because of a needle I stick into my body now.

Underlining conditions are also something to take into consideration when judging the safety of the vaccine. Personally with my physical condition getting the vaccine wouldn’t be that necessary for me. I know this may be a selfish statement to make, but why would one put something in their body if it is not necessary. If I were of older age or possessed underlining conditions, I would consider getting the vaccine, but the risk seems to outweigh the consequences.

Researchers, like Anthony Fauci the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases, claims that the COVID-19 vaccine was produced faster then previous vaccines because of the developed technology. Previous vaccines took longer to develop due to the time it took to produce and administer the vaccine. There are still dangers to taking the vaccine without the developed researcher those previous vaccines received.


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