Lauren Goodger says she'll refuse to have coronavirus vaccine because she 'doesn't know the long-term effects'
LAUREN Goodger has revealed that she will refuse to have the coronavirus vaccine because she "doesn't know the long-term effects".
The 34-year-old star also said that she believes she's already had the illness, and "didn't die from it".
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The former Towie favourite admitted that she is "terrified" of getting a Covid vaccine – which the UK was the first country to approve at the end of last year.
Lauren explained: "I am more scared of the vaccine than I am of the virus. I will start imagining that I am dying, I am terrified."
Discussing her previous experience with cosmetic surgery, Lauren continued to the Daily Star: "OK, I do do aesthetics and even now I am still nervous of that – I am like that in general.
"Even with a facial I want to know what is in it. That is my anxiety over the years."
The Essex beauty said that she doesn't trust the vaccines because they "haven't been around long enough and we don'tknow enough about it".
Adding that she thinks she's already had coronavirus, she continued: "I didn't die from it. It is like getting it a cold."
Lauren concluded to the publication: "I don't want to inject myself with something I don't know the long-term effects."
The comments come shortly after Lauren told her followers that she "doesn't believe" in protective face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In a newly-deleted Instagram Live session with a pal, Lauren explained: "When I have a mask on and I walk I can't wear one as I get into a panic."
The NHS began rolling out the coronavirus vaccine to the UK's most vulnerable people – including front line workers and those over 80 – shortly before Christmas.
The vaccines approved for use in the UK have been developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca.
The NHS website states: "They have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
"Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety."
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