Why You Should Not Fear the COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Doctors asked our readers on social media if they would get the COVID-19 vaccines and 54 percent of those who responded said no they would not.

We welcome Lily, who says she is concerned about getting the vaccine due to her allergies, and infectious disease expert Dr. Brad Spellberg to help ease people's fears about getting vaccinated.

Dr. Spellberg notes the incidents of someone having a severe allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is estimated to be 1 in 100,000 and he explains unless someone has had an allergic reaction to the constituents of the vaccine, that they should not be worried about the vaccine and other allergies they deal with.

He also dispelled the myth the vaccine was rushed or measures were not taken to ensure it is safe. "All of the normal safety analyses of a vaccine were done," he states, noting its quick release was due to the lessening of government bureaucratic red tape and drug manufacturers produced the vaccines while it was being studied and tested.

Dr. Spellberg stresses, "Vaccination is the way this disease will go away. We all want our lives back... if you want your life back, we all need to be vaccinated."

After hearing what The Doctors had to say about the importance of getting vaccinated, Lily says she is now looking forward to getting the shot as soon as she can. 

We want everyone to be as informed as possible about the COVID-19 vaccines. Learn about the vaccine's possible side effectswhether or not you need to be vaccinated if you have already been infected with the virus, and why believing these COVID-19 vaccine myths could harm you and others.

Watch: Were Safety Shortcuts Made to Expedite the Vaccine?

Watch: When Can Children Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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