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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Doing My Part


 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. 

14 comments:

moosecraft said...

So glad you were able to get your vaccine! And SUPER thanks for giving credit where credit is due! VERY refreshing to hear someone speak positive of one of our most underappreciated Presidents! I miss him already....

Sandy said...

Good for you. I have decided I just can't read anymore or fret. I am going to go forward with it and just let it go. I have heard from many the second dose makes them feel bad but nothing bad. Here they said you have 50% immunity with the first one and 95% immunity with the second shot. Mother had Pfizer and my sister and brother-in-laws had the Moderna.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm SO happy for you both! This is such great news and I can't wait to get it too. We have so many older people here that we are having to sign up and wait. Enjoy your day! I know you feel better having had it!

Robin in Virginia said...

Good for you and for Marvin! Praying that neither of you have any side effects from it. Thinking of you!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Good for you and I cant wait to get mine. I have to wait 2 weeks now since I had the epidural before I can get one and am hoping by then, the lines will be shorter too.

Terri D said...

I hadn't heard that two weeks after the injection we would be well-protected! That will be Feb. 11 for us and we get the second shot on Feb 26. Our arms were sore for a couple of days but that is it. I feel blessed that we could get the vaccine and am also looking at it just like we do the flu shots, pneumonia shots, and shingles shot. I've gotten flu shots each year for my entire adulthood. I remember standing in line to drink the polio vaccine... yes, we drank it!

Terri said...

I get my second shot in 2 days. I had no problem with the first one at all. (moderna - I've heard it's the best)

Preppy Empty Nester said...

I CANNOT wait to get my vaccine. So glad you got yours but I am a teensy bit jealous. Enjoy your week, Covid-free Arlene!!

Carol said...

Great news, Arlene--I feel like we're slowly getting our lives back, don't you?

Mari said...

After talking to many other nurses and Dr's I'm waiting for now. I'm sure I'll get it but I'm just not ready yet.
I will tell you to be prepared for the second shot. No side effects from the first one, but the second one we had quite a few staff ill afterwards and several residents got quite sick, a few even had to be hospitalized. That being said, they were people with significant health issues to start with. The staff members had chills, fever, nausea and some vomiting.

Linda said...

I'm so happy you insisted on going! We get our second shot on the 13th! However, we will continue to take every precaution just as we do now. I think it's going to be a long time before we are clear of this virus....

Mary said...

Wonderful news, I get mine this Saturday. I understand that your not fully protected till 2 weeks after the 2nd shot from all I have read.

Visits With Mary said...

I have an appointment on the 12th to get my vaccine, I'm anxious to do it and get it over with. Good for you and Marvin!!!

Jennie in GA said...

Good for you!!! We were fortunate enough to get dose 1 of the Moderna at our local pharmacy. Our arms were a tiny bit sore, but that was it. We should get the next dose in a week or two. Roll out of the vaccine here in GA has not been particularly smooth and lots of target folks (like us) have yet to find the vaccine, so we felt particularly blessed.