With news that the Pfizer Vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, the big questions is should I get the Covid Vaccine?

For now this is a personal choice and with the awful year that we have had in lockdown and media bombardment about Covid deaths, many will be scrambling to get it!

Of course at the moment this is just being talked about!

But whilst the Government firmly claim that having the Vaccine will always be personal choice, there is already talk of having to be vaccinated to be able to work and travel and many fear that this could be extended meaning no vaccine, no normal life.

A lot of people and that includes me, have a concern about the speed of the approval of this vaccine.

These sort of things usually take years to be tested and then approved!

So do they really understand the longterm effects of these vaccines?

This is of particular importance to those of us that are already struggling with a health condition. We are worried that we may end up with further issues caused by a rushed through vaccine.

Today’s Emergency Use Authorization in the U.K. marks a historic moment in the fight against COVID-19. This authorization is a goal we have been working toward since we first declared that science will win, and we applaud the MHRA for their ability to conduct a careful assessment and take timely action to help protect the people of the U.K..

As we anticipate further authorisations and approvals, we are focused on moving with the same level of urgency to safely supply a high-quality vaccine around the world. With thousands of people becoming infected, every day matters in the collective race to end this devastating pandemic.”

Albert Bourla, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer.

I have no proof but I fell ill in December 1996 and ended up in hospital and later diagnosed with ME after vaccinations at Olympus Keymed to be able to work repairing medical endoscopes.

The timing of it all makes me think it had to be the cause!

I have to say that I am undecided about this vaccine.

Of course I want to be protected against Covid-19 but I am concerned and I need a lot more information and not the information given from the UK Government or the companies set to make a small fortune from these vaccines.

We know that transparency is essential to building and maintaining confidence in us and in our medicines. We want people to know, and understand, what we do and how we do it. ‘Pfizer


Let’s not forget, the rush to produce a vaccine from these companies is not just a desire to help, it is bound to be driven by the race to cash in from making and selling millions of doses of the vaccine.

And please excuse the cynicism but it always seems that our politicians or their chums seem to grow even richer from deals like this!

But please do not misunderstand me, I am not an Antivaxxer, I am a firm believer in vaccinations, it is just the speed in which this has been made, tested and approved.

I am so undecided!

What do you think?

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

3 thought on “Should I get the Covid Vaccine?”
  1. Totally understand how you feel – my MS was triggered by a Hep B injection I had after being bitten by a student. Like you, I’m not an anti-vaccer by any means but I am certainly nervous as to how my body will react, given that MSers’ system already attacks itself before anything is added to the mix!
    I’ll probably still have it (my family have already said they won’t let me refuse!), but still nervous about it. x

  2. I for one agree with you! They rushed this approval without truly understanding it. I have heard that in Wales, they are more or less forcing it on people. Is this the New World Order? I for one will not take the vaccine. I’m over 60, have asthma and like yourself, suffer from chronic pain. If this means that I will be restricted, so be it. Until I know that they understand the full effects of the vaccine, I will not accept it!

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