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Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Jennifer Lopez

By Amy Silverman, Kaely Monahan
Published: Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 1:38pm
Updated: Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 1:39pm

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Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is a Gilbert resident who is currently unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Jennifer Lopez lives in Gilbert with her husband and 9-year-old son. At 48, she is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as of March 24. But Lopez won’t be getting it — and not because she doesn’t want it.

Lopez has severe allergies to latex and the compound polyethylene glycol (PEG). In some of the vaccines, even the active ingredients could trigger a severe reaction. Even the handling of the vaccine bottle by latex gloves is too risky for her. A shot could kill her.

The Show spoke with Lopez to hear more about her vaccination story.

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