Covid Vaccine - Is it worth having it?

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I've actually had this question in my head for a while now.

I don't want the Vaccine. And I mean it.
Before you say anything, No i don't scroll through websites online about how bad it is. I just don't want it.

Yes I am afraid of needles but thats not the point of me not wanting it, i'm just not into it.

The other thing is that yesterday my family were discussing about me getting the vaccine, it it was offered to me. I kindly told them "No I don't want it". They didn't like that, hence getting mad. They said "Well, we'll force you to have it, and we mean it. You will have it whether you like it or not". And starting shouting on how they will force me, and sign me up for a vaccine, even without my knowledge.

I have tried being reasonal about it. But should I get it, if i'm offered it?

(sorry for it being long and not making sense-)

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you're being selfish if you won't have it just bc you don't want to,, what abt the vulnerable ppl who desperately want to have it but can't ?? stop being a wimp and just get it ://
I don't think you'll ever understand. You're last comment is completely ineffective in persuading them to get the vaccine. Seriously?
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In my opinion the benefits of the vaccine far outweighs any risk in side effects
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they asked for an opinion and i'm giving it to them -- they ARE being selfish and they need to get over themselves for the good of others
I get what you mean but calling them selfish isn't going to do much. It's just flat out rude.
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You're entitled to your opinion but I don't think apathy is a good reason to actively not want it.
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Your parents should not force you to get it, that's out of order. Do it when you feel like it, if you feel like it that is.
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Your parents should not force you to get it, that's out of order. Do it when you feel like it, if you feel like it that is.
Well thanks. I will think about it.
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(Original post by -j dawg-)
I've actually had this question in my head for a while now.

I don't want the Vaccine. And I mean it.
Before you say anything, No i don't scroll through websites online about how bad it is. I just don't want it.

Yes I am afraid of needles but thats not the point of me not wanting it, i'm just not into it.

The other thing is that yesterday my family were discussing about me getting the vaccine, it it was offered to me. I kindly told them "No I don't want it". They didn't like that, hence getting mad. They said "Well, we'll force you to have it, and we mean it. You will have it whether you like it or not". And starting shouting on how they will force me, and sign me up for a vaccine, even without my knowledge.

I have tried being reasonal about it. But should I get it, if i'm offered it?

(sorry for it being long and not making sense-)

thanks!
stay safe
Bye!
How old are you?
Do you have any vulnerable relatives or friends?
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I have just turned 15.
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How old are you?
Do you have any vulnerable relatives or friends?
Well, I live with my Grandma, but she has had the 2 vaccines, and she has had covid.
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only replying to the opinions you want to hear makes it obvious you aren't actually looking for advice you just want validation to justify how stupid you're being
I am actually not being stupid here. Nobody can be forced to have the vaccine if they don't want it.

And, I am actually looking for other peoples opinions on it.
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I am actually not being stupid here. Nobody can be forced to have the vaccine if they don't want it.

And, I am actually looking for other peoples opinions on it.
you're right nobody can force you but it's best for the good of society if as many ppl as possible are vaccinated,, just do not understand why you wouldn't get it ?? it's quick and fairly painless and it could save lives
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(Original post by -j dawg-)
I've actually had this question in my head for a while now.

I don't want the Vaccine. And I mean it.
Before you say anything, No i don't scroll through websites online about how bad it is. I just don't want it.

Yes I am afraid of needles but thats not the point of me not wanting it, i'm just not into it.

The other thing is that yesterday my family were discussing about me getting the vaccine, it it was offered to me. I kindly told them "No I don't want it". They didn't like that, hence getting mad. They said "Well, we'll force you to have it, and we mean it. You will have it whether you like it or not". And starting shouting on how they will force me, and sign me up for a vaccine, even without my knowledge.

I have tried being reasonal about it. But should I get it, if i'm offered it?

(sorry for it being long and not making sense-)

thanks!
stay safe
Bye!
I'd recommend getting it I'd much rather have the side effects than COVID it's not a bad injection I didn't even feel it and I hate needles. as the patent it is your choice as long as your seen as competent you can refuse and they can't force you to have it but the recommendation from he NHS and the like is to have it.
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I had a relative die of Covid and know 2 people with really bad 'long covid'. The vaccine reduces the risk of those outcomes - to the person being vaccinated and also to anyone they come into contact with.
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(Original post by -j dawg-)
I've actually had this question in my head for a while now.

I don't want the Vaccine. And I mean it.
Before you say anything, No i don't scroll through websites online about how bad it is. I just don't want it.

Yes I am afraid of needles but thats not the point of me not wanting it, i'm just not into it.

The other thing is that yesterday my family were discussing about me getting the vaccine, it it was offered to me. I kindly told them "No I don't want it". They didn't like that, hence getting mad. They said "Well, we'll force you to have it, and we mean it. You will have it whether you like it or not". And starting shouting on how they will force me, and sign me up for a vaccine, even without my knowledge.

I have tried being reasonal about it. But should I get it, if i'm offered it?

(sorry for it being long and not making sense-)

thanks!
stay safe
Bye!

I completely empathise. This MUST be your own personal choice as it affects YOUR life. No-one imo should force you to take a vaccine or any other medical treatment. You have to give "informed consent" for any such treatment so if you don't want it just say "I do not consent".

It's impossible for anyone here to say what the risks are to you personally both of Covid and of the vaccines. They would need to know a whole bunch of factors like your race, ethnicity, health conditions, allergies and so on.

I also will not be taking the vaccines as I've done my research, dug deep and looked at the actual numbers rather than the scaremongering media reports. This is your life. You have to make your choices whether they are good or bad. That's what life is about, working our own way through the difficulties, obstacles and risks. If we lose our ability to make personal choices then imo we have lost the essence of life.
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Well, I live with my Grandma, but she has had the 2 vaccines, and she has had covid.
Assuming that you don't have any underlying health conditions, as far as I'm aware you're at low risk of serious issues if you do catch COVID. Your Grandma could still catch it again, even being vaccincated, with a higher risk of serious illness, or death. The medical professionals recommend that you get vaccinated - that is the best-informed opinion, IMO.

Then there's the practical issues - not being vaccinated may limit your activities. It's your call though. Just be aware that there may be consequences if you decide not to be vaccinated.
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if you're that worried that your parents would force you to be vaccinated and you don't want it i would make an appointment with your GP and tell them your concerns, ask them what your options are cuz you can indeed go see your GP without your parents at 15. certainly if you're mature enough to make this decision for yourself you're defo mature enough to go to the GP?
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(Original post by -j dawg-)
I am actually not being stupid here. Nobody can be forced to have the vaccine if they don't want it.

And, I am actually looking for other peoples opinions on it.
I think you should have it as at the end of the day, in my opinion the risks from covid are greater than the risks of having the vaccine, and more people being vaccinated is better for society as a whole. It is your choice though. No one is going to vaccinate you if you tell the person with the needle that you don't want it.
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you're being selfish if you won't have it just bc you don't want to,, what abt the vulnerable ppl who desperately want to have it but can't ?? stop being a wimp and just get it ://
As Margaret Thatcher famously said: " there is no such thing as society."

She has every right to be selfish. The individual has no obligation to put the interests of society above their individual interests. Now whether or not it is in her individual interests is ultimately for her to conclude.

This is coming from someone who is vaccinated btw.
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It's impossible for anyone here to say what the risks are to you personally both of Covid and of the vaccines. They would need to know a whole bunch of factors like your race, ethnicity, health conditions, allergies and so on.
Agreed. The medical consensus is clear though - get vaccinated.
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I also will not be taking the vaccines as I've done my research, dug deep and looked at the actual numbers rather than the scaremongering media reports.
From my discussion with you, IMO, you do not understand the statistics. You cherry-pick some that you use to calculate results that are different from numbers in the same document. Medical professionals have looked at the same data, and reached a consensus that disagrees with your opinion. Why do you think that is? (Hint: It's not a conspiracy)
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