So it’s been all over the news that we are closer than ever to getting the vaccine to immunise us against Coronavirus.
It seems all the countries around the world have been developing one, and it’s been a race to the finish line, with all the trials in between.
Facts can be found at the World Health Organizations website:
Naturally some of the public response has been less than confident about it.
So I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease to be precise. So will I take the Vaccine? Hell yes!
I completely respect people have different views, even though I may not always agree, However it is completely natural to be scared of the unknown.
So when I first got diagnosed with IBD my meds changed constantly, some of them had some really fun side effects (they weren’t fun at all) which I experienced. While the meds also had a long list of possible, very scary serious side effects, I read the information leaflets and tried to not get too wrapped up in the what if?
I am currently on a weekly injection called Adamimulab, brand name was originally Humira then this was switched to Amgevita.
So when my biologic meds were changed I FREAKED out, the reason it was changed was down to cost, Humira’s contract was ending and Amgevita was cheaper to buy. I didn’t have much choice in the matter. Why did I freak out? Because Amgevita is what they call a Biosimilar, meaning it’s not 100% the same composition as Humira.
This drug has given me alot of my life back and lessened my Crohn’s disease symptoms, so naturally I was really frightened my body was going to reject it and I would be really sick again.
Valid concern, Yes! Has it happened yet? No. Why do I mention this drug? – Sometimes we think of the worst possible outcomes that could happen because we just don’t know. Our brains are very good at creating scenarious.
So back to the vaccine. I am hesitant but only slightly as this a new drug and who knows how it is going to react to my already messed up immune system.
But in this case I think of how the positives outway the possible negatives. Will this vaccine provide us with a route back to normality, especially for front line workers and the clinically extremely vunerable. And the general population. I think it will. It of course isn’t a solution to eradication of Covid but it’s a preventative measure for those who may get really sick if they catch it.
I don’t believe it is a conspiracy from Big Pharma, who make alot of money from vaccines/meds. They test these drugs and monitor them and have a duty of care. If it was a conspiracy I don’t think most countries would be working on a vaccine and if they were – said country would have already immunised its population to avoid all the death coronavirus has caused across the world.
This a global pandemic and we are all in it together.
I already take meds and have in the past had many immunisations and medications, all with possible side effects, but I am willing to take that risk.
It’s a personal choice to take the vaccine and I think it is the right one for me.
I just wanted to share my views, and they are just that views/opinions not fact.
All I can say to anyone who has the choice when this vaccine does become available, is just educate yourself as much as you can and make an informed decision.
Thanks for reading, Trotter over and out.