Marvin and I had a lovely day last week just doing some shopping in the Cullman area and eating lunch at our favorite place, The Shrimp Basket. Fresh seafood from the gulf is so delicious.
After we had finished with lunch I suggested we drive by the Morgan County Health Department on the way home. I had heard from so many people that the lines were short towards the end of the day and the nurses would give Covid vaccine to anyone in line so that they did not have to destroy these time sensitive injections.
Marvin fussed a bit, "What if they won't let us get them?" Well all they can say is no, was my response. Marvin is 69 and I am 65 and by rights it is still 75 and above here in Alabama. However, no self respecting health care worker would toss a vaccine just because you are not in the target group. That is if no one else is in line.
We got to the head of the line of cars and the nurse told us they would be glad to give us the vaccine. Yippee. We were given the paper work to fill out in our car, pointed to a parking space and once the paper work was filled out, then we were to proceed into the building.
On entering the building they took our temp. 97.1 thank you!! Then another nice person completed the forms and we were into the vaccine room. After getting the injection we had to wait 15 minutes for observation. During the time we were there, we saw no one have a reaction which was reassuring.
The student nurse who was observing everyone told us that we would be considered to have immunity in two weeks but we must come back for the second round in four weeks. I was not sure about the timing of the immunity so this was another piece of good news.
We were in line at 2:15 and out at 3:05. Both Marvin and I feel so glad to have this behind us. I know many are wary of the vaccines. ( We got the Moderna) And you are right to be cautious with your health. I had done a good bit of reading on the vaccines and thanks to President Trump's help, this vaccine got to us very quickly. It was developed in February of 2020 but underwent months of testing on all types of people. This helped me to make my decision. I will let you know how it goes. We spoke with one of the workers who had received both doses and he had no problems with either injection. The most often heard complaint is a sore arm for a few days. I look at this vaccine just like I look at other vaccines. If it will prevent illness and suffering, I will take it.