In this brief video the Chair of Voices from Oxford, Professor Denis Noble FRS Hon FRCP, gets his second jab and explains why everyone should get vaccinated.
Without vaccination, the chances of getting serious COVID illness, including even death, are high. The vaccines succeed in preventing hospitalisation and death.
Since this video was recorded it has also been shown that mass vaccination greatly reduces the rate of transmission of infection.
All vaccines are statistically associated with very rare side-effects. But those are extremely rare compared to the chances of falling seriously ill with COVID.