Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Anti Anti-Vaxxer

I've officially been vaccinated!

Last week my home state of Indiana finally opened vaccinations to people in my age group. 
So I went online & made an appointment, pronto. I had my choice of four locations and either of the two vaccines available at the time. Two were offering the Moderna, two the Pfizer. I looked 'em up to see if there was any difference, and the Pfizer one is supposedly 1% more effective than the other, so I opted for that one.

One of the locations I could have gone to was the Walmart pharmacy! Yikes! I didn't want anyone at freakin' Walmart jabbin' me, so I crossed them off the list.

I ended up going to a clinic downtown. It couldn't have been easier! I checked in, walked down a hall and was called into an exam room where they administered the injection.

The entire process took twenty minutes— twenty five tops. And that was counting the fifteen minutes they make you wait afterward to see if you have a reaction to it. It didn't even hurt. Just a tiny, barely noticeable pinprick. I go back in about three weeks for Part 2.

As for side effects— meh. They were minor at most. My arm hurt a little the next day, but it was nothing debilitating. I felt a bit tired and draggy the next day as well, but I honestly don't know if that was from the vaccine, or just my normal, constant level of fatigue. It's not like I was bedridden or anything— I even went out and ran some errands.

I was excited to finally get it done (well, half done), as maybe now I can finally start returning to a tiny semblance of normality. I realize I'll still have to wear a mask— most likely for the rest of the year. But at least now I won't live in constant fear that the simple act of grocery shopping will kill me.

If you've been harboring fears or reservations about getting the vaccine, please don't. There's nothing to it, it doesn't hurt and as I said, the side effects are minimal. And it's absolutely vital that we all do our part and get vaccinated, or we're never going to get rid of this crap.

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