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To refuse to have a corona vaccine?

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EasyPleasey Wed 13-May-20 13:35:07

A lot of people seem to be waiting for a corona vaccine. However I just dont trust any vaccine 'rushed' out, especially after all the mistakes made so far in this crisis. I would rather catch the actual virus and take my chances, as for most people it is a mild illness but who knows what the vaccine may do.

I know quite a few other people who say they will refuse any vaccine for this. I have had all the other vaccines, as have my children.


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FourTeaFallOut Wed 13-May-20 13:36:24

No, you're not unreasonable at all. I'll have yours.

Wolfgirrl Wed 13-May-20 13:36:44

Great. Can you please detail exactly why it would be 'rushed' compared to a normal vaccine, what state of the testing process it will definitely be skipping, and whether you are happy with the risk of catching it and passing it on to a vulnerable person?

Couchpotato3 Wed 13-May-20 13:37:23

Your choice, but you might want to just keep your head down and do your own thing. Anti-vaxxers get pretty short shrift round here...

Me, I'll take the vaccine every time, thanks.

MorrisZapp Wed 13-May-20 13:38:47

Pa ha ha ha ha ha

EasyPleasey Wed 13-May-20 13:39:30

@Wolfgirrl there is a lot of pressure for them to get a vaccine out quickly, so I dont trust that risks may not be taken.

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Lockheart Wed 13-May-20 13:39:39

Out of interest how much do you know about the development of vaccines, medical trials, and clinical ethical standards?

iVampire Wed 13-May-20 13:41:00

I don’t know whether I’ll be able to have one - depends whether it’s killed strain or live attenuated

If not enough of the population take up the vaccine, and irbid one I can if receive, then there’s no way out from behind the shield

I get that people might decide not to be immunised. But I think it’s tacky to state that intention to an audience which included the exceptionally medically vulnerable

Smilethoyourheartisbreaking Wed 13-May-20 13:41:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FTMF30 Wed 13-May-20 13:41:14

I'm sure the vaccine won't be available to everyone anyway.

AndMyHairWillShineLikeTheSea Wed 13-May-20 13:41:25

Do what you want, it's your body.
I think you're wrong though.

kennyjenny Wed 13-May-20 13:41:49

Take your chances with the virus.

Tell that to all the thousands who have died. I would be first in queue for vaccine. I'm pregnant so I probably won't be allowed it. I hope everyone who can have it will so it's stops the spread to the vulnerable.
I'm praying there will be an effective vaccine.

Northernsoullover Wed 13-May-20 13:41:59

Just don't have it. No need for drama. There will be more for the rest of us .

VeryQuaintIrene Wed 13-May-20 13:42:21

I'd like there to actually BE one, please.

Disabrie22 Wed 13-May-20 13:42:22

I don’t think they’ll develop a vaccine

EasyPleasey Wed 13-May-20 13:42:29

@Lockheart not a lot. I've suffered at the hands of serious medical negligence before though.

Like I say, I've had all other vaccines, it seems unusual that a lot of people I know are also very suspicious of any vaccine for this and so far all saying they wont have it.

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HeadShouldersKnees Wed 13-May-20 13:42:39

My husband got the swine flu vaccine and has never been the same since. His doctor has admitted that it was rushed out and there have been some long term permanent affects on people.
I won't be taking it either... haters gonna hate but I have to watch a man who had so much energy now drag himself out of bed everyday and fall asleep numerous times a day.

opticaldelusion Wed 13-May-20 13:42:55

Well, you'll be protected by everyone else doing the right thing for the human race so try not to worry too much.

Also please can you detail the process of vaccine development at all points, including likely timescales and pinpoint exactly where this process will be 'rushed'. Don't forget to get your work peer-reviewed by epidemiologists, virologists and vaccine development specialists!

amymel2016 Wed 13-May-20 13:43:15

What scientific/medical background do you have to show it’ll be unsafe?

Drivingdownthe101 Wed 13-May-20 13:43:16

Nah it’s fine. The more people who refuse it, the quicker those who want one will be able to have it. Win/win.

Lynda07 Wed 13-May-20 13:43:50

It's not on the market yet, Up to the individual whether or not they nave the jab, not a big deal. I didn't have 'flu jab last winter and am still here.

opticaldelusion Wed 13-May-20 13:43:52

it seems unusual that a lot of people I know are also very suspicious of any vaccine for this and so far all saying they wont have it

No, it really doesn't. There are loads of batshit people out there and they tend to flock together.

ch3rrycola Wed 13-May-20 13:44:26

You can have mine too

slipperywhensparticus Wed 13-May-20 13:44:30

I've had swine flu and the swine flu vaccine

I've not noticed any difference but my family claim I was never normal anyway

EasyPleasey Wed 13-May-20 13:45:34

@opticaldelusion there have been previous medical and drug mistakes, scientists and doctors arent perfect.

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