Dr Emily Andre said she would have covid vaccine

‘I wouldn’t hesitate to get the Covid-19 vaccine’: Dr Emily Andre addresses jab fears and said she believes anti-vaxxers should still receive NHS treatment if they catch coronavirus

  • Emily, 31, caught Covid-19 in June and said she was lucky she wasn’t sicker
  • She said she would wait for healthcare workers in their sixties and seventies or those with underlying conditions to get vaccinated before she did 
  • The doctor noted there haven’t been any safety concerns in the trials of more than 40,000 people and she hopes this is the start of getting back to normality
  • Emily said that while she is very pro-vaccinations, she doesn’t believe you can punish people who believe otherwise 
  • Nor should they be refused NHS treatment if they fall ill from coronavirus given that smokers are treated, knowing the risks 

Dr Emily Andre has said she ‘would’t hesitate’ to get the Covid-19 vaccine but says everyone should be entitled to treatment, whatever their beliefs. 

Speaking in her weekly OK! magazine column, the 31-year-old said she won’t be at the front of the queue to get the ‘exciting’ vaccine because others are more ‘deserving’. 

She said: I’ve obviously had coronavirus in the last six months though, so I’m not going to  rush to the front of the queue, as there are healthcare workers in their sixties and seventies and some who have underlying health conditions.  

‘I wouldn’t hesitate to get the Covid-19 vaccine’: Dr Emily Andre addresses jab fears and said she believes anti-vaxxers should still receive NHS treatment if they catch coronavirus (stock image)

Saying she’s ‘happy to wait her turn’ Emily adddresed people’s concerns that the vaccine has been rushed through in eight months when a vaccine can take up to 8-10 years to typically be approved. 

She said that there haven’t been any safety concerns in the trials of more than 40,000 people and she hopes this is the start of getting back to normality.   

Emily said that while she is very pro-vaccinations, she doesn’t believe you can punish people who believe otherwise and refuse them NHS treatment if they fall ill from coronavirus. 

Hopeful: Dr Emily said there haven’t been any safety concerns in the trials of more than 40,000 people and hopes this is the start of getting back to normality – she tested positive for coronavirus in June

She said: ‘There are people who choose to smoke and we don’t refuse to give them NHS treatment, even though we know smoking is bad for you. Everyone has the right to make decisions about their own health.’ 

Emily added that the most important thing is to make sure people who don’t want the vaccination are armed with all the relevant information. 

Back in June, Emily revealed she had tested positive for coronavirus, but says that does not mean she now has immunity.

She said she had suspected she had caught the disease and had protected her family by quarantining herself away from husband Peter and their children.

She said: ‘We don’t know how long immunity lasts or if you can catch the virus again. It’s easy to be blase as a healthy 30-year-old, but i was lucky I didn’t get more unwell with it.’

Emily said it was tough to be forced apart from her family for ten days, but of course safety came first. 

She said: ‘I was only able to wave at them from the top of the stairs. Myself and Pete also slept in separate bedrooms just to be on the safe side. 

Emily added: ‘It was horrible but the family adapted to it really well and I got a big hug at the end. I had a sore throat and lost my sense of smell and taste for a week.’ 

Safety first: Emily is married to Peter Andre and said she was careful to isolate at home so that her family wouldn’t catch the virus from her 

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