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Stilly River Sage BS: 2021 vaccination thread (296* d) RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread 21 Jan 21

Mine was yesterday, and it took navigating a long line, but the County has thought of everything now since this site has been open for a month. There is a long covered walk and you go to the end of the line (it was 46o and drizzling), wend your way past the extra (portable) toilets, into the building. There are employees who walk up and down the line making sure everyone has the right papers (or gives them a clipboard with a new set if they didn't print them at home). Someone scans your forehead for temperature, and by the time you've been in the indoors part of the line for about 10 minutes you've warmed up enough that taking off the jacket is comfortable. They send you past the folks who register your information (there is no charge, but they let your insurance company know that you've had the shot/s) and the last line is to be sent to the table for the jab. And the nurse I spoke with had a very good touch, I didn't feel it at all. This morning my arm is a little stiff.

She asked what other immunizations I've had, and when I told her last fall I got the two Shingriz (shingles) shots, she told me that one is considered pretty rough (it was, relatively) and that this one isn't so bad. So far, that seems to be the case.

The interesting part of this is that I have the information (a handout) to set up a phone app to keep them apprised of any after effects of the vaccine. The CDC is crowd-sourcing as much as they can information about how well the vaccines are received. Mine was the Pfizer shot and I have a small (precious!) card with the lot number and such.

What I love is that I got this vaccine on inauguration day, after Biden was in office. My statistics now go on his record, for the bean counters to keep track of.

The thing that was so apparent is that everyone was very happy. The sheriff walking along the line to help people with papers, the staff taking temperatures, the sign-in desk people, the folks who monitor the "medical observation" area where you have to wait for 15 minutes to be sure you don't have an allergic response. They are doing life-saving work, one body at a time, and everyone knows it and we were all grateful. I live near the site, and was away from home for about an hour and a quarter, total.

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