It's ok to feel anxiety about the COVID-19 vaccine. Below is a set of clear responses to common vaccine concerns that we hope will help you make the best decision for yourself, or to help your friends, family, or community to make the best decision for themselves.

I’m worried about...

“Most of my friends haven’t gotten the vaccine or are against it.”

  • Good thing we don’t do everything our friends do ;)

  • We’d encourage you to consider why your friends are choosing not to get vaccinated, and do your own research - which is probably what you’re doing on this website!

“I have a lot of friends who got the vaccine and got COVID anyway. And I have friends who didn’t get the vaccine, got COVID, and were fine. So what’s the point of getting it if the outcome is similar?” “Why should I get the vaccine? I’m young and healthy and probably won’t get sick.”

  • COVID affects people differently! And you never know how your body will react - even if you’re perfectly healthy. Some people have mild effects from COVID while others spend weeks in ICUs. Vaccines prevent you from getting seriously ill if you do get COVID-19.

  • On the other hand, side effects of the vaccine are mostly mild. To be honest getting the vaccine is up to you, but we do have a good preventative measure.

  • Also, getting the vaccine is actually a way for you to keep others safe. Vaccinated people are less likely to be asymptomatic carriers.

"I want my family to get the vaccine but don't know how to talk to them about this."

It can be hard to bring it up out of the blue, so we’ve created a few things you can share. You might try sharing the videos or social media sparks with them, or even the information on this website about the vaccine!

"I want to get the vaccine but my parents or family disapprove."

  • Yeah, it can be hard to go against your family. But if you are older than 18, your parents can't control your medical records so you should have the freedom to be able to get it without their legal consent.

  • If you’re under 18, this website and some of the information you find here might be a good thing to share with your parents.

  • Either way, it’s hard to go against your parents' wishes, and we can empathize that you’re in a tough spot.