Will you take the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Khanthebrit
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A young healthy adult male with no underlying health conditions between ages 18 - 25 years. Statistically, the chances of such an individual dying from COVID-19 lies somewhere close to 0.02%, this statistic also including possible cases of unknown health conditions at the time of death.

We're being told a vaccine is on the way, but don't know what's going into it and it breaks the status quo for the length of time and preparation that typically goes into a vaccine. I'm assuming the UK government is going to opt for herd immunity, so not all of us will have to have it.

My question is - surely it's better to let those who need it to take it and for individuals such as described above not to, letting their natural immune response take the 0.02% chance of failure. Until statistics of adverse reactions can be recorded in mass, I personally think I'd opt for that 0.02% chance.
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(Original post by catsarecool67)
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Elaborate - the reasons vaccines take so long is because they fail trials due to causing too many adverse reactions. I'm not one to believe in the whole autism ********, but adverse reactions do certainly exist and are proven scientifically to be potential consequences. Is there really a need to if the government employs herd immunity?
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Yes, I want the vaccine!

I’m in favour of anything that allows me to get life back to normal. Plus once there’s a vaccine people will probably be allowed to attend sporting events etc without social distancing if they have had the vaccine
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I would. Even though I myself will probably not die from it, I could pass it on to someone who will.
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I'd like for it to have more checks done on it first, as it's still in fairly early stages, and we don't know if it provides any long-term protection yet (we've only got up to about 2 months from what I've heard).
Overall though, once a vaccine has been developed properly, I would like to get it. I've got anxiety and this whole situation really hasn't been good for it, and as above, it keeps other people safe too.
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Yes, I would. Im in the risk group, so my chances of potentially dying would be greater. Death really isnt my cup of tea, so I think Ill go with the vaccine.
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No.
Only vaccine I've ever had is the polio one.
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