I have some good news:
On Saturday, I drove to our hospital to get my first shot of the corona virus vaccine. We get the Moderna vaccine here.
What I saw as I drove up, I just loved. The big open spaces, cows grazing in the fields adjacent to the hospital, and only one car ahead of me at the first stop.
My paperwork was quickly checked and I was directed to turn the corner and drive up to the site where I would get my shot. This I did and got my shot through the open window of the Jeep.
I was then directed to turn another corner and drive to where there was an ambulance and several EMTs. There I waited in the Jeep for 15 minutes, a safety precaution to make sure I would be taken care of in case of an allergic reaction.
Today Sunday, the day after, I have more pain in my arm than after any other shot I've ever had. And feeling a little out of sorts, but no real flu symptoms, which would have been normal. So just some pain and a chance to have a lazy day.
I see, as we all do, horrors on TV. Long lines of old people in cold weather, waiting, then being turned away because there's no vaccine left. Just awful.
And this was so simple. Went so well. Amazing even.
Hopefully things will improve soon for those who have had such bad experiences with getting the vaccines. After this awful year, everyone deserves better than what I've seen people go through. As shown on the evening news.
Hi Inger - so pleased to read this and what excellent news you've had that jab ... a great relief. Also that you enjoyed the ride to town seeing some new views ... and had excellent staff looking after you. Glad all well ... stay safe ... I hope mine will be, and is due, within the next 2 weeks ... xoReplyDelete
I am glad you were able to get the shot and it seems like an easy process. We are still waiting for more doses to be available. My arm hurt for a week after I got the shingles shot. Take care, have a great new week!
THEY said on the news this morning that the vaccines are going well in places that have a small amount of people and a small health departmen. the crowded places with millions are the ones with problems. also said not only is each state different each county/city is dfferent. their in lies the problem. so happy you have yours. when i get a flu shot once a year, my arm is sore for 3 days but bob's is notReplyDelete
Media tends to show the worst scenarios for some reason. It's good knowing yours went smoothly!!ReplyDelete
Hi Inger ! Great that you have had your vaccin and it all went well. Still waiting for mine here in cold north :)ReplyDelete
So glad you have been shot--a phrase I never thought I'd say--and that it was easy to do. A friend of mine mentioned that "out of sorts" feeling also. I am hoping to have a similar experience as I live in a tiny town. So far nothing.ReplyDelete
Inger dear, I am happy you got your first vaccine shot and in such a pleasant way. I got mine a week ago, in a similar, stay in your car, well organized way. My younger son drove me and we took Bounce with us. Bounce was a big favorite with the people working there.ReplyDelete
Wow, this is wonderfulnews! there is such a differece in vaccines from place to place. Our state is listed as the very worst for giving vaccines. Lots of confuson ad not enough.ReplyDelete
I am SO happy for you! They are available here but I need to go online and sign up. I tried one day but couldn't get through so I need to keep trying. What a blessing to get it and I hope the symptoms are gone today. Take care of yourself my friend! Hugs!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you got the first shot and it was so easy for you! I have no idea when I will be able to get it!ReplyDelete
Pleased to read all was well organised, hope your arm is now feeling a lot better.ReplyDelete
Happy February Wishes.
All the best Jan
Oh you lucky girl, Inger! The Pres was able to get his first (>75 is eligible here now but not yet my age group...soon I hope!). My sister in FL got hers as well. Both will get the 2nd mid-Feb before I can get my first. Yet, I, too, am hopeful!...jpReplyDelete
I'm so relieved and happy for you Inger! I also had my shot (Pfizer here) last month on the 25th. they automatically made my 2nd shot appt for the morning of 2/15! it went like clockwork. I was surprised since our state was terribly slow in even admitting to the virus. our governor even now seldom is seen in a mask! but it's His life. I just have to worry about my own! they're saying the second shot has some effects that the first one didn't. so just hoping they're not too bad! xoReplyDelete
I had a sore arm also after my first shot, but it was gone the next day. So many people need and want this vaccine and I can’t understand why distributing it was so uneven. They had a year to plan this but in many places it looks like there was no planning at all. The shortages, though, are all over the world and it is so needed now.ReplyDelete
So glad you got it and the process wasn't too strenuous. I think I have vaccine envy! I'm signed up at every available site, nothing. No appointments, just apologies. My own county has not even enough to vaccinate high risk workers. They haven't even got to the eligible old people like me. So we wait and try not to feel inadequate when we can't get on any appointment list.ReplyDelete
That said, I'm happy for the people who can get the vaccine and are doing so. Helps us all.
I hope that your arm is better and that you are feeling much better today.ReplyDelete
good to read you had no adverse reactions. I haven't gotten one - ...not in a hurry to but may at some point. Must have felt good to get out and see cows...and no long line.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you got your first shot. Isn't it an amazing feeling? We will get our 2nd shot on Saturday!! We may be heading your way in March!!ReplyDelete
Yay!!!! I am so glad to read this. :)ReplyDelete