YAY! TODAY, I GOT MY FIRST SHOT OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Sat, 03/27/2021 - 13:44.

 

 

 

YAY! TODAY, I GOT MY FIRST SHOT OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE

 
Today, Saturday, March 27, 2021 on a pleasant and sunny 45 deg. morning – I got my first shot of the two-dose Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.
 

 

The shot was administered at a Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic organized by the Neighborhood Family Practice at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, adjoining Emory Park, at 4118 Brookside Blvd.
 
I received notification of the clinic yesterday, via an e-mail, from BPDC (Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation). I clicked on the link, filled a short form, selected a time slot and I was informed that I had been accepted for vaccination between 10:40 to 10:50 a.m. on March 27.
 
I received confirmation of the time and location – both via e-mail and also on my landline messaging system. I was cautioned not to arrive more than 5-minutes prior to the appointed time.
 
A neighbor drove me to the site. When I arrived at the scheduled time – I was asked to fill a form, then directed to the basement, and promptly at 10:40 a.m. I received the first shot.
 
I received a card confirming the vaccination and stating that I have to come back, same time, -- four weeks later on April 24 for the second shot.
 
I also got a sticker saying “I GOT MY COVID-19 VACCINE” which I promptly pasted on my forehead and took multiple selfies to record the momentous occasion!
 
I was asked to take a seat for the mandatory 15-minute observation.
 
I complied – and left at 11:00 a.m.
 
I came home – so far – three-hours after the first shot – I am o.k.
 
I read on the Internet – that drinking water helps tide over the side effects – so I have my water bottle beside me.
 
Many of my neighbors (senior citizens like me) – got their shots in February. I was waiting for the weather to improve – and today was a perfect day.
 
Many thanks to the Neighborhood Family Practice for organizing the vaccination clinic– and to BPDC for spreading the word.
 
Receiving the vaccination was a very pleasant experience.
 
 
Hoping for an early return to normal living – if there is going to be any such thing!
 
 
 
04-09-21 UPDATE:
 
Here is a link to the Nextdoor website -- a west side neighborhood group where I shared my REALNEO POST.

This site contains comments made by neighbors who got shots of Covid-19 vaccine -- and how they reacted -- some no reactions, some mild reactions, and some severe reactions.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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