March 18, 2021•251 words
After weeks of hunting around, I got the first shot of my vaccine today. What a strange experience it was. The whole thing had a very apocalyptic feel to it. Luckily, I was able to find an appointment at a pharmacy about an hour from my house. Even then there was still a line of people waiting. To add to the weirdness there were people outside trying to shame the people getting the vaccine into giving them their appointments. Luckily the line moved quickly. The pharmacist confirmed my reservation and within minutes there was a needle in my arm. Oddly enough I didn't feel a thing, not a pinch, not a burn, nothing. It could have been the adrenaline from it finally happening but there is no telling right now. I guess I will have to see when I get the second shot.
I can't tell you the sense of relief I felt after though. It was as if I was waking up after a year long nightmare. I know we we still have a long way to go fighting COVID but the availability and distribution of the vaccine is a very big step. The shamers out there can go pound salt. This is something needed for the public good.
This also marks day 1 of the vaccine log. So far some minor arm pain 6 hours after dose 1.