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Emily Andrea has opened up about recently having the coronavirus vaccine, describing it as a “big moment” in her life.
Speaking exclusively in her OK! magazine column, doctor Emily said she was grateful to have received the jab having been on the priority list.
The 31 year old NHS worker said: “I feel great after having my coronavirus vaccine. It felt like a big moment, and I feel very proud and grateful to have received it.”
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Speaking about why she felt it was important to take the vaccine, Emily explained she wanted to do so for her fellow NHS frontline workers.
She explained: “For me, it was important to get vaccinated as I want to protect my patients and colleagues as much as possible.”
And she also spoke about how she felt immediately afterwards, saying she had barely any of the side effects.
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Emily continued: “I had a sore arm afterwards but I didn’t have any other side effects, like feeling tired or a headache.”
Continuing to open up about why she wants to speak out and tell others she has had it, Emily reflected on her decision to film her getting the vaccine for her YouTube channel with husband Peter Andre.
She said: “I knew there may be some negative comments about the vaccine, because you’re always going to get people who don’t agree with it or don’t understand why we documented it.”
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However she hoped that it would help others out there to see it for themselves, saying: “I hope that if one elderly or vulnerable person felt reassured after watching then it was worthwhile.”
This comes after Emily and Peter shared the footage of her receiving her jab at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust with their social media followers.
In the clip, Emily says: “I feel like I'm part of something really important. I feel grateful that I'm able to get the vaccine.”
She added: "That's why I wanted to document it, to show people that doctors, NHS workers are getting this done and we aren't scared.”
“We just want to protect other people, protect our patients, protect our colleagues so that everyone can carry on the good work they're doing."
This comes after Peter himself battled Coronavirus between Christmas and New Year.
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