Linda Lusardi has declared she won’t be getting the coronavirus vaccine despite the illness leaving her ‘at death’s door’ earlier this year.
The former model has been open about her horrific fight against the virus, which left her in hospital and fearing she was about to die.
But appearing on Good Morning Britain today, the 62-year-old said she was unsure about the new vaccine that has a reported 90% effectiveness, and argued that she won’t get the jab herself.
Sharing her concerns, ahead of the government’s planned rollout of the vaccine, she said: ‘I’m not against people having a vaccine and I’m sure the majority of people will have the vaccine.
‘My concern is there hasn’t been enough testing done. I know you had a scientist, Chris Smith, on the other day who said people who had Covid who have this vaccination may have side effects that are derogatory to the person.’
‘As most of the nation aren’t sure if they’ve had it or not, this may have side effects. A lot of people might become ill because of it,’ she continued.
But Dr Hilary argued in the jab’s defence, and said: ‘It’s been carried out on 50,000 in six different countries and all the data suggests it’s very effective.
‘This vaccine looks like a really good candidate not just to protect the individual but the population at large.’
However,the medical expert admitted he too had worries surrounding the upcoming rollout – mainly due tothe effect it would have on the workload of NHS GPs.
Dr Hilary said due to the vaccine needing to be kept at a sub zero temperature of -70 degrees, professionals would have a limited time in order to administer the vaccine before it stopped working.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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