Doctors warn others to go easy on the ‘vaxxie’

The vaccination selfie can breed envy and anxiety, writes Canadian emergency resident Dr Ben Huang
Dr Ben Huang.

As Professor Brendan Murphy prepares to roll up his sleeve to receive his COVID-19 vaccination on television, overseas doctors are warning that the ‘vaxxie’ can come with side effects. 

Around the world, doctors and nurses are posting vaxxies — the selfie taken mid- or post-injection — to their social media accounts to encourage others to have a COVID-19 vaccination.