TOWIE star Lauren Goodger has announce that she will refuse to have the Covid vaccine despite scientists saying that it is the only way to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control.
Lauren, 34, has weighed in on the new
Candid: Lauren Goodger declared that she will refuse the ‘terrifying’ Covid vaccine, because she finds it more scary than the risk of contracting the potentially-deadly virus
Explaining her reason for refusing the groundbreaking vaccine, Lauren said: ‘I am more scared of the vaccine than I am of the virus. I will start imagining that I am dying. I am terrified. I don’t like taking medicine. I don’t like taking antibiotics.’
Lauren, who has been open about her use of filler and botox, said: ‘OK, I do do aesthetics and even now I am still nervous of that – I am like that in general’, reports the
‘Even with a facial I want to know what is in it. That is my anxiety over the years.’
Opinion: The TOWIE star, 34, has weighed in on the new coronavirus vaccines which could save millions of lives once rolled out across the UK
Lauren continued by explaining why she doesn’t want the medically-endorsed vaccine, adding: ‘I just feel that it hasn’t been around long enough and we don’t know enough about it.
‘I think I have had Covid and if I was to get ill I would treat it how I would treat it. I didn’t die from it. It is like getting it a cold. I wouldn’t get the flu jab either.
‘I don’t want to inject myself with something I don’t know the longterm effects.
‘I have heard all the different things that are in it and I think I have had Covid already and I have coped with it.’
Refusal: Lauren claimed the virus is ‘just like a cold’, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson plunged the country into a third lockdown as the death toll from the virus reaches 75,000
Lauren insisted that she believes everyone should do what they feel is right, and said: ‘I am not going to say you should not have it. Each to their own. Good luck. That is my personal opinion though.
‘At the end of the day I am not going to talk about it as I know what I know. You can catch a cold, you can catch anything.’
The reality personality then went on to discuss her opinion on masks, which were introduced to try and halt the spread of coronavirus.
Face masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces including shops as well as on transport, unless exempt on medical grounds.
She said: ‘I don’t believe in masks – I am not going to get into the subject.
‘When I have a mask on and I walk I can’t wear one as I get into a panic.
‘I do have an exempt card but I don’t use it as it is a bit muggy.’
Lauren rose to fame on The Only Way Is Essex while in a 12-year relationship with ex-boyfriend Mark Wright, and has since dated jailbirds Jake McLean and Joey Morrison.
Love life: Lauren is currently dating boyfriend Charles Drury