Lauren Goodger is "more scared" of a coronavirus vaccine than the virus itself.

Lauren Goodger

Lauren Goodger

The 'Only Way Is Essex' star has claimed she isn't going to get the jab when she has offered it as she doesn't feel it has been "around long enough" for scientists to "know enough" about it.

She 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.

"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."

And when asked why she wouldn't want the vaccine, Lauren has claimed it hasn't been "around long enough" and that "we don't know enough about it".

Speaking about her decision, she said: "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."

However, Lauren has insisted she isn't advising her followers not to have the jab.

She shared to the Daily Star newspaper: "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."

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