Love Island star reveals why she got the Covid jab; warns against TikTok lies

A Love Island Australia star has received her first Covid-19 vaccine and warned her followers to be wary of anti-vaxxer lies circulating on social media. 

Erin Barnett, 26, received her first Pfizer jab last Thursday and posted a picture of her vaccination card to Instagram on Monday.

She wrote an essay-long caption in which she revealed her initial hesitancy about receiving the shot due to misinformation.

Outing the liars: Love Island Australia star Erin Barnett, 26, has received her first Covid-19 vaccine and warned her followers to be wary of anti-vaxxer lies circulating on social media

Erin said she was hesitant because of things she was ‘seeing on social media and the news’ and the fact she was allergic to ‘many different medications’.

‘What if I have a bad reaction to Pfizer?! What if I die?’ she wrote. ‘What if this? What if that?… and around and around we go in my thoughts.

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‘I eventually just said to myself, “I’m sure I’ve put worse s**t in my body before.” I decided to go ahead with the jab because I personally think it’s the right thing to do.’

She told her 502,000 followers it was a case of ‘each to their own’ when it comes to getting the vaccine, and she wasn’t going to judge anyone for choosing not to get it. 

Vaccinated: Erin received her first Pfizer jab last Thursday and posted this picture of her vaccination card to Instagram on Monday. She also wrote an essay-long caption in which she revealed her initial hesitancy about receiving the shot due to misinformation

After revealing she’d had no side effects from the jab three days later, Erin debunked a particularly dangerous anti-vaxxer lie being spread on TikTok.

‘No magnetic is getting stuck to the arm they jabbed me in, so that TikTok I watched is clearly a lie. DUH!’ she wrote. 

Erin went on to say she was a ‘hypochondriac’ by nature and the ‘mixed things about the vaccine’ she’d seen online had only fuelled her hesitancy.  

‘No magnetic is getting stuck to the arm they jabbed me in’: After divulging that she has had no side effects from the jab three days later, Erin points out an anti-vaxxer’s lie that was spread on TikTok

She then responded to those criticising her in the comments section by saying she would ‘rather be vaccinated’ than risk becoming seriously ill with Covid.  

‘Please grow my engagement by putting your not-asked-for opinions below,’ she added sarcastically. 

Erin appeared on the 2018 season of Love Island Australia.

She is happily in a relationship with her post-show boyfriend Mick Russell, 45. 

Romance: Erin appeared on the 2018 season of Love Island Australia. She is happily in a relationship with her post-show boyfriend Mick Russell (left) 

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